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When the lockdowns began on March 20, 2020, we recognized that we had entered into a strange type of Passover. Moses told the people in Exodus 12:22, “none of you shall go outside the door of his house until morning.” In other words, they were to remain on lockdown.
That night God delivered Israel so that they could leave the following morning. But they were still in Egypt. In fact, as long as they remained in the Sinai peninsula, they were still in Egypt. They did not really leave Egypt until they crossed the Red Sea (the Gulf of Aqaba). Mount Sinai was “in Arabia” (Galatians 4:25), not in Egypt.
Hence, the full deliverance of Israel did not occur until they crossed the Red Sea. Last evening the Lord told me that our Red Sea deliverance will begin on September 20, 2021. As with the “Passover” lockdowns, this deliverance will take time—certainly more than a single day. I may be wrong, but I sense a six-month period ahead of us, which essentially takes us to Passover 2022.
“The Horse and Rider Thrown into the Sea”
My youngest daughter, Audra, received a revelation on August 22, 2021, “The horse and rider thrown into the sea.” (See the Song of Moses in Exodus 15:1) We discussed it yesterday, as she did not know what it could mean—or even if it was truly a word from God. I received a word from the Lord last evening confirming that we had arrived at our Red Sea and that this is “the sea of red ink,” i.e., debt.
Pharaoh’s army is threatening us. September 20 marks the time that we begin to cross our Red Sea. I presume this means the evening of September 20, since that is the start of the Feast of Tabernacles this year. The first day is September 21 and the eighth day of the feast falls on September 28.
Overall, it appears that the problem that lies ahead is DEBT. Crossing the sea of red ink is to overcome the debt problem.
The Evergrande Default
China’s second largest real estate company, which has overbuilt housing in China, is on the verge of bankruptcy and default. They owe about $305 billion dollars to creditors, and the first big tranche of bonds are due September 20. Until September 14, the company’s leaders insisted that they were doing just fine, and then later the same day they hired some bankruptcy lawyers, essentially admitting that they would soon file for bankruptcy.
This is being called China’s “Lehman moment,” as economists compare this default to the Lehman Brothers default in September of 2008. When Lehman Brothers defaulted, it nearly brought down the entire world economy. Lehman Brothers owed $60 billion. It took $700 billion to bail out the banks—and that was just the initial bailout.
What will happen when Evergrande defaults, having more than $300 billion of debt? No one really knows, because the chain reaction will be so large. There may be only a few banks and hedge funds that have bought Evergrande bonds, but if these banks then go bankrupt, it will affect others, and then still others. Banks will stop lending to other banks, because no one will trust other banks. The entire system will freeze up, and no one knows where it will end.
Because the banks around the world are all tied together, this problem will quickly spread to other nations and their banking systems. In the months ahead, it is almost certain that many banks will fail around the world, just as what happened after the Lehman Brothers collapse. On March 20, 2009 the Fed had shut down 20 banks.
On July 2, 2009 six more banks failed, for a total of 52. On August 14, five more banks were shut down for a total of 77 for the year. By September 11, the total rose to 92—this in spite of the bailouts!
It is now clear that China’s government does not intend to bail out Evergrande. Believe it or not, they do not have enough money to save the company. They are spending enormous amounts of cash on the Belt and Road Initiative.
I saw a short video yesterday of police or swat teams raiding Evergrande’s headquarters. There is also a crowd of about 300 angry people outside the headquarters. They are demanding their money. The CEO and other corporate officials are afraid to leave the building and are essentially being held hostage within the safety of their own headquarters!
So that is the current situation. If Evergrande is allowed to fail, it will be because the power brokers behind the scenes have decided that this is the moment to crash the financial system. They have seen this coming for a long time, and they have postponed it over and over again in order to better position themselves for that day.
The debt system itself was unsustainable from the start. They knew that it would last only until debts grew so large that the system would collapse of its own weight. We almost reached that point in 2008, but the bailouts put off that collapse until a later date. It appears that we are now at that point and that September 20, 2021 is the start of our Red Sea crossing.
Hopefully, most of you have been preparing for this scenario. We were all given a big warning in September 2008, which has allowed everyone 13 years in which to learn how to prepare. I myself have been studying this for a few years longer and have taken steps to put the ministry into a safer position. I know that God will take care of us, regardless of what happens.
Putting Trust in Horses
The law of God forbids kings from accumulating horses (Deuteronomy 17:16). God never intended for Israel to depend on its military might but to trust in God. The problem with trusting in God is that He would not continue to protect Israel when the nation violated the covenant. Ungodly kings, then, knew that they could not count on God to protect them, so they felt the need to build up their own military might.
God told them openly that if they persisted in sin, He would raise up foreign enemies to judge them and even to take them captive (Deuteronomy 28:58, 63, 64, 65). Ironically, the ungodly kings built up their military in a vain attempt to protect themselves from God’s judgment.
The prophets scolded the kings of Israel and Judah for their stupidity. Isaiah 31:1, 3 says,
1 Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and rely on horses, and trust in chariots because they are many and in horsemen because they are very strong, but they do not look to the Holy One of Israel nor seek the Lord… 3 Now the Egyptians are men and not God, and their horses are flesh and not spirit…
When Israel arrived at the Red Sea and were being threatened by Pharaoh’s horsemen, they had no defense other than God Himself. This was a terrifying moment for the vast majority of the people, but “the sons of Israel cried out to the Lord” (Exodus 14:10). God then did the impossible. He parted the Red Sea and allowed Israel to escape to the other side. The Egyptian army tried to follow, but they were drowned in the Sea (Exodus 14:28).
Faith in God
We too have arrived at our own Red Sea. It will not be long before Pharaoh’s horsemen will be evident to all. Then we will see who walks by faith and who walks by fear. Who is led by the spirit and who walks by the flesh? Do we look to flesh to save us? Knowing the precedents in Scripture, I believe that God has brought us to the place where no flesh can save us. It must be clear to all that when He saves us, it will be with no help from the flesh.
Such situations are frightening to most people, because few have learned by experience how to trust in God. Many talk about faith, but they really mean positive thinking. Many do not know the difference. But you are not among those who walk by fear. My lengthy series in recent months has been designed to build your faith by showing you the things that God has done since 1981. I can only testify of things that I have seen and heard, but when I recount all these things that God has done over the years, I can say with confidence that He is our refuge and strength.
My hope is that you too will be inspired and built up in faith so that you can get through this time of trouble without fear. We were given many years in which to experience God for ourselves and to prepare our hearts for such times of trouble. The most important preparation that one can do is to prepare one’s heart to be strong in faith.
Faith is always tested by experience, but experience imparts hope (Romans 5:4 KJV). Hope is not wishful thinking. Hope is a confident expectation. Because we have seen God’s deliverance in the past, we expect to see His deliverance in the future.