-by Andrew Strom. (April 1st, 2010).

As many of you know, from 2001 onwards I issued a number of
prophetic warnings about the U.S (and world) economy. And from
2006 I became more and more specific that it was the Housing
crisis that was about to turn into a Great Depression. Many of
these predictions came true. But what about now that there seems
to be a bit of a “recovery”? Could it be only temporary? Do I still
stand by my predictions?

Well, first let us take a look. (By the way, I do not see my myself
as a “prognosticator” and personally I hardly ever publish
predictions like this. But the economy is one thing I feel God has
spoken to me about). Below is a timeline of these specific warnings –
from 2001 to 2009:

SEPT 11, 2001: “The HORNS of American financial power have
fallen, have fallen…” [-About the Twin Towers].

JUNE 2003: “Revival is going to come in the midst of judgments
the like of which you’ve never seen, and God is going to touch
your economy…” (-‘Thundering in Nashville’).

14 DEC 2006: “Let me make some predictions at this point, so
I can be clear about what this country is facing:
(1) Firstly, I believe it is IMPOSSIBLE to avoid Judgment…
(2) Expect a great economic crash – and expect it SOON.

MARCH 14, 2007: “Eight months ago we began to publish warnings
about the bursting of this Housing bubble, and the likely impact it
would have… I began to refer to this coming financial judgment in
my sermons, saying that in many ways it would be God’s MERCY –
to shock us out of our complacency and apathy – and to cause us
to desperately seek His face…”

NOV 8, 2007: “I continue to stand by my statement of many
months ago that within 3 years this nation will be in a terrible
financial depression – possibly the worst that it has ever seen.
Right now, things are right on track to see this fulfilled.”

NOV 2007, Wisconsin USA: “This is the last good Christmas
America will have for years….
“Here’s my scenario. You can test me. You can remember what
I’m saying right now…. See if it plays out how I say. In six months
time I expect Recession in the United States. In 12 months time
I expect the beginning of a Depression…” (-AUDIO – ‘Survive the
Coming Depression – Nov 07′ on

10 MONTHS LATER – Sept/Oct 2008 – The two largest Mortgage
giants in the world (Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac) fail, the largest
Insurance Company and the largest thrift bank in the USA both
collapse, Lehman Brothers goes bankrupt (almost taking the entire
financial system with it), Money Markets reel, the Investment
banking industry crumbles, and the stock market suffers its
worst-ever one-day loss, plunging 777 points in a single day.


BACK-TRACK – 31 JAN 2008: “My strong belief is that, particularly
in America, this crisis is going to be WORSE than the GREAT
DEPRESSION. And it is going to last for YEARS. Other developed
nations, such as England, Ireland, Spain, Canada, Germany and
even Australasia, are going to be very hard-hit also. China, India
and much of Asia will be pounded at first, but I believe will recover
faster…. I believe that Christians in America need to face the fact
that they are about to live through one of the WORST 5 – 7 year
periods that this country has ever seen by far. And they need to
be preparing NOW.”

OCT 2008: “I am convinced this ‘breaking’ is not merely financial
in nature. It is also aimed at the church, the media and the culture…
We are about to see another “Great Reformation” of the church. In
fact, it has already begun.” (-From Andrew’s book, ‘SURVIVE the
DEPRESSION’, Oct 2008).

OCT 2008: “When I was down in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina
there was one Spirit-filled Fellowship that was “thriving” in the midst
of the chaos. They had filled their sanctuary with food, clothes, and
emergency supplies of all kinds – and they were ministering to
hundreds… I cannot tell you how important this is, if we want to
“thrive” – not just ‘survive’ – through this current crisis. This is one
of the absolute keys… So will you be a “light shining in the
darkness” during this present crisis, my friends?” (-From Andrew’s
book, ‘SURVIVE the DEPRESSION’, Oct 2008).

20 DEC 2008: “The WORST of the slump is set to last for… 7 years.”

10 APRIL 2009: “A “DOUBLE DIP” DEPRESSION .. The phrase
“A Double-Dip Depression” has been on my heart for many months,
so it is no surprise to see a temporary respite. But we need to be
aware that it is simply an illusion – so we don’t get lulled back to
sleep and cease to prepare for what lies ahead.

18 JUNE 2009: “We stated not long ago our belief that we are
headed for a “Double-Dip” Depression… I do believe there will be
a further ‘wave’ downwards, and we need to keep preparing – both
physically and spiritually.”

31st Dec 2009: “I expect renewed hardship in the months ahead…”

ANDREW AGAIN: Obviously about half of the above predictions
have already come true. The rest would seemingly require “another
wave down” to occur. Do I still expect this? Yes, I do. And if I am
correct, I would expect to see this sometime in 2010 or (at the
latest) in 2011. Please continue to prepare spiritually and practically
for this eventuality, my friends. And I am very happy to be taken
to task if this does not take place.

If this “second wave down” has not occurred by the end of 2011
then I will need to issue a public apology to the Body of Christ.
Please hold me to this. I am happy to be held accountable for
the things I have prophesied.

God bless you all.

Andrew Strom.

Posted in Articles by Andrew on April 20th, 2010 at 3:05 am.


11 Replies

  1. moseslam Apr 28th 2010

    Hi Andrew
    If these things will come to pass, what is the logical course of action for someone holding US funds? What is the wisest thing one should do in preparation for this?

    A not-so-financially minded brother,

  2. Andrew Apr 28th 2010

    Pray about it, brother.
    The Lord is our only safety. He may even have you give more away to the widows and orphans!


  3. lawrence Apr 28th 2010

    Hi Andrew,
    Glad to be able to have a say again. Love your new site and so good to see that God is speaking through you.
    Andrew, some time ago God gave me a vision of two boys standing on the seashore throwing pebbles into and skimming them across a lake. The small boy after throwing his made a small ripple to come back upon the shore, the larger boy threw a stone which was in the shape of India and as it landed it made great ripples to come back to the shore.
    I believe that God showed me that yes there were going to be trouble coming to New Zealand from abroad and that 2009 was going to be a hard year. He also pointed out to me that between 2010-2012 it was going to be quite a scene, by that I mean that plates under the sea would shift tremendously and earthquakes would come more frequent, people who thought they were safe would find themselves in fear and job losses would occur, and the like.The Heavens were going to open up too with strange occurances happening.Times of strange things going on.
    It is good to see that many of the things you see happening I see and it gives me a sense of “Hey I`m hearing right from God too!
    I believe the ripples are still coming and there is definately anew wave coming down under. God emphasied to me that a new wave of his Spirit was coming to the nations and New Zealand and this wave will have with it a requirement for those who have not repented to fall down at his feet and do so. Already I have seen in my church over (50) fifty people give their lives to God a fresh just this weekend.. Praise God! Keep up the good work Andrew, preach strong, ans continue to say it as it is.
    God Bless

  4. Andrew Apr 28th 2010

    Great to hear, Lawrence.
    So glad to hear of God moving in NZ – which has been so sleepy for so long.

  5. Hi Andrew,
    I believe that those seven years you mentioned will begin in 2010 and take us right into 2017. In these seven years, if we follow the Moses’ Model, we’ll see the modern day equivalent of the 10 plagues during the first half of the seven and the modern day equivalent of the wilderness journey the second half. My crew is thankful that you left the “3rd Wave Prophetic Movement” and have become a leader in the “4th Wave.”

  6. Hi Andrew,

    In Jan of 2009 on your Revival emails you published: “Since I believe (like others) that 2009 is going to be a year that “All hell breaks loose” (-Yes – you can quote me on that), I believe it is very important that..”

    2009 was the year that things started to get better and turn around – all hell didn’t break loose. Although, from the perspective of January of that year it sure did look like it would just continue to tank and all hell would break loose; so one can understand a statement like that being said so boldly in the first month of 2009.

    You did say we could quote you on that. Things have only been on the upturn (even if it’s slow) since then. Not to say that things won’t or can’t get really bad (and start heading down) again or that all hell won’t break loose anytime soon, but since 2009 things have been turning around and it didn’t pan out how you said it would.

    I’m not trying to be mean here. I don’t think you’re a bad person, but you did say quite boldly and publicly that we could quote you on that.

    I hope this doesn’t sound mean – it’s not supposed to. Just keeping this all out in the open.

    God bless you,


  7. This shows graphs of the things I’m listing below:

    -GDP rose in the last half of 2009
    -Job losses got better and jobs were starting to be added by the end of 2009
    -Housing slowly beginning to improve in May of ’09 and increasing on to the end of the year
    -Inflation recovered to a healthy level by the end of 2009
    -Manufacturing that once tanked, started growing again by the end of 2009
    -The 3rd and 4th quarter of ’09 showed consumer spending back on a slow rise
    -By the end of ’09 stocks were obviously coming back well

    No doubt this recession was bad and effected a lot of people. And, again, not to say that there won’t be a double dip. But, just to say that in 2009 “all hell” didn’t break loose.

  8. Tracey Wickland May 1st 2010

    My husband is also a prophet and has had exactly the same words from God that you mention in your ‘predictions’. We believe there will be a double dip recession despite current positive thinking in government/media. One thing God told my husband is that something really bad for the economy was going to happen September (18th I think) 2008. This was to the exact day that the bailouts started in the US. The bailouts around the world have put governments in an unstable position and will probably be the thing that leads to the bankruptcy of nations.

    Regarding our money and our property and ‘stuff’ that we own – we need to lay it all to one side and hold it all very lightly. We need to prepare our hearts to possibly lose everything. I’m not say that we will lose everything but that we need to be in a position before God to trust him with or without the comfort blankets that we have around us. We need to not trust in chariots and horses but the Name of the Lord. We need to be seeking spirital riches and hungering after God and holiness. God has also shown us that he will bring revival in these times ahead and we need to be ready to serve Him.



    With 1 in 5 Americans out of work, Obama issues over a million green cards

    April 11, 5:36 AM Immigration Reform Examiner Dave Gibson

    The Department of Homeland Security has just reported that during 2009, they issued 1,130,818 new Green Cards to foreign nationals, allowing them to work legally in this country. That number represents the fourth highest number of cards issued in one year.

    750,000 of the new Green Cards were given to the families of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents.

    The top four recipient nations are as follows:

    -China…receiving 64,238

    In Feb. 2009, the financial institution Merrill Lynch announced that the nation’s actual unemployment rate had reached 13.9 percent. A year later, that number had risen to 17.3 percent. This figure represents Americans who have been laid off from full-time positions and are now working part-time, as well as those who have simply stopped looking for work, and workers whose unemployment benefits have run out.

    The official unemployment figure given monthly by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is now listed around 10 percent, but represents only those Americans currently receiving unemployment checks, and is not truly indicative of the dire employment situation now facing the U.S.

    In 1931, the second full year of the Great Depression, the average rate of unemployment was 16.3 percent, with U.S. unemployment peaking at 25 percent in 1933. We now sit in between those two disastrous figures, with an ever-worsening economy.

    With U.S. unemployment now at depression levels, we simply can no longer tolerate not only illegal immigration, but any immigration which allows foreign nationals to take much-needed jobs from American citizens.

    Why are we paying the salaries of elected representatives who now seem to represent everyone, but us?


    Wholesale prices rise in March as food costs jump

    Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer, On Thursday April 22, 2010, 12:34 pm EDT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wholesale prices rose more than expected last month as food prices surged by the most in 26 years. But excluding food and energy, prices were nearly flat.

    The Labor Department said the Producer Price Index rose by 0.7 percent in March, compared to analysts’ forecasts of a 0.4 percent rise. A rise in gas prices also helped push up the index.
    Still, there was little sign of budding inflation in the report. Excluding volatile food and energy costs, wholesale prices rose by 0.1 percent, matching analysts’ expectations.
    Food prices jumped by 2.4 percent in March, the most since January 1984. Vegetable prices soared by more than 49 percent, the most in 15 years. A cold snap wiped out much of Florida’s tomato and other vegetable crops at the beginning of this year.
    Gasoline prices rose 2.1 percent, the department said, the fifth rise in six months.

    In the past year, wholesale prices are up 6 percent, with much of that increase driven by higher oil and other commodity prices. But the core index, which excludes food and energy, rose only 0.9 percent.

    Consumers are facing smaller price increases, as many companies are reluctant to pass on higher costs. Last week, the Labor Department said the consumer price index rose only 0.1 percent in March. Excluding food and energy, the core consumer index was unchanged.

    Core consumer prices rose by just 1.1 percent in the past 12 months, the department said last week, the best showing since January 2004.

    Several economists noted that the wholesale price report showed increasing costs at earlier stages of production. That could pressure companies to raise prices later this year. Crude goods prices, excluding food and energy, rose 6 percent in the last 12 months, the department said.
    But with unemployment high and credit tight, consumers’ spending power is crimped, limiting the ability of retailers and other firms to pass on the higher costs.
    “Today’s report … does not bring any renewed concerns about inflation in the immediate future,” Dan Greenhaus, chief economic strategist at Miller Tabak, wrote in a report to clients.
    Low levels of inflation also allow the Federal Reserve to hold down interest rates. The Fed has kept the short-term interest rate it controls at a record low of near zero in an effort to boost the economy.


    By JEANNINE AVERSA, AP Economics – Wed Apr 28, 4:47 pm

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke THIS IS WHAT HE SAYS

    “Even with the economic gains, the Fed noted reasons to be cautious. High unemployment, sluggish income gains and tight credit are still dampening consumer spending, a major contributor to economic activity. Commercial real estate remains fragile. And though housing activity has edged up, it is still at depressed levels. Bank lending continues to shrink.”

    George Soros Warns Of Biggest Market Crash To Come, As “We Are Facing A Yet Larger Bubble” Than During Credit Crisis

    Submitted by Tyler Durden on 04/15/2010 12:05 -0500

    George Soros, speaking at a meeting organized by The Economist, warns all those who are throwing their money into the equity pit, that “the financial world is on the wrong track and that we may be hurtling towards an even bigger boom and bust than in the credit crisis.” Advice from Soros


    Chaos Engulfs Equity Markets, Investors Suddenly Flee to Bonds

    Posted by: RobotTrader

    Gerald Celente is the CEO of Trends Research Institute, and he is convinced that we are heading into what he calls “The Greatest Depression”. The picture that he paints of the future of America is extremely alarming and extremely alarming and extremely sobering.

  10. I have seen our large stadiums empty with people weeping as trash blows across the infields. No more games no more race cars etc etc.Just this last week some team signed a contract to pay a first base man 125,000,000 Meanwhile there are brothers and sisters who eat mud pies just to place something in there stomachs as the starve to death.. The most dangerous place in America is the mothers womb.We are going to have all our gods that we have committed adultery with judged. The church in America is not fit for the KINGDOM of GOD. We don’t know what persecution is yet. The average christian in America is more dependent on uncle SAM than the GREAT I AM. GODS judgment is coming upon America, Gods spirit will not let me stand by, I pastor a church and have felt like a watch man on the wall like a prophet of old and it has never been harder to preach the truth.People don’t love the truth and there for GOD has given them over for a strong delusion just like he said he would. Any body looking behind the smoke and mirrors should be able to see. If not they should pray GOD give me eyes to see and ears to hear what the spirit is saying to the church. Many will sale there birthright for a bowl of stew. I travel some and see the same things in one community after another empty homes, empty buildings, empty commercial real estate. I flew over to bullhead city A.Z. to preach in a tent revival last week more empty places and empty faces. 11 large casinos laid of 500 each. another 5,500 unemployed. You should prepare for the days ahead.

  11. Andrew May 8th 2010

    Peter – you are at least partially right in this – in a “Stockmarket” sense. When I wrote that email, everyone thought that the ‘low’ had been reached in November, and that the market was recovering. But here is what happened in the following two months after I published that statement:

    “You may recall that most traders thought the market had bottomed in late November [2008]. After that, the three major indexes popped back up until February [2009], when they fell off the table, blowing through the November bottom to trough on March 9.” (-From a ‘Finance’ website).

    So there was actually a further crash, taking the S & P 500 down to the awful closing price of 666.79 a couple of months after I made my statement.

    That year was also when unemployment peaked (in October) and the Housing Industry reached bottom (with the lowest housing starts since records began) around April 2009. Was this “All hell breaking loose”? Only for stock owners and people related to an unemployed person and people involved with housing!! But not “hell” for others.

    I have to say, it almost seems like those prophecies that I was quoting more closely align with THIS year! All hell really does seem to be breaking loose in the following year!

    I appreciate you keeping me honest, brother, and this is one occasion when I have to (at least partially) agree with you.

    The other 14 Predictions (which were actually mine – not quoting from someone else) are my own ones. That January one was not – but I agreed with it and quoted it at the time. I will have to watch out for that in future! I apologise without reserve for any offense or confusion.

    God bless!

    Andrew Strom.