This Is The Weapon That Is Being Used To Destroy America’s Middle Class

The middle class in the United States has been steadily shrinking, and the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us has grown to absurd proportions.  But it wasn’t always this way.  When I was growing up in the 1980s, it seemed like almost everyone was middle class.  Of course there were wealthy people and poor people in the 1980s too, but the vast majority of the population was comfortably somewhere in the middle.  Sadly, things have changed so much since that time.  Today, most of the people that I know are struggling.  According to a report that was just released, in all 50 states it now takes an income of more than $100,000 in order for a family of four to live “the American Dream”…

A new report from GOBankingRates used that framework to analyze how much money a family of two adults and two children would need in each state to own a home, a car and a pet. The report tallied estimated annual essential expenses for such a family and then doubled that figure.

Using that framework, GoBankingRates found that all 50 states require more than a $100,000 annual income, according to the report, with 38 states needing more than $140,000.

Is your family bringing in more than $100,000 a year?

If not, “the American Dream” is not for you.

Sorry.

Our leaders purposely pursued policies that they knew would cause inflation, and when new money enters the system most of it tends to flow into the hands of those at the top of the economic food chain.

So the ultra-wealthy have been doing very well in this economic environment, but high inflation is absolutely eviscerating all the rest of us.

At this point, it takes the average U.S. household an extra $1,069 per month just to purchase the same goods and services that it did three years ago…

Inflation is once again gaining steam, forcing the average American to shell out a lot more money for everyday necessities.

The typical U.S. household needed to pay $227 more a month in March to purchase the same goods and services it did one year ago because of still-high inflation, according to calculations from Moody’s Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi shared with FOX Business.

Americans are paying on average $784 more each month compared with the same time two years ago and $1,069 more compared with three years ago, before the inflation crisis began.

What we are witnessing is the collapse of the middle class.

The cost of living has been rising faster than incomes have been, and that is putting an extraordinary amount of financial stress on U.S. households.

For example, the cost of auto insurance has risen more than 22 percent over the past 12 months…

The cost of auto insurance rose 2.6% in March, bringing the total annual gain to 22.2% — the fastest yearly rate on record. When compared with the beginning of 2021, before the inflation crisis began, motor vehicle insurance is more than 50% more expensive.

Housing costs have been increasing at an even faster pace.

If you can believe it, the average monthly mortgage payment on a newly purchased home has risen by 96 percent in just four years…

The real estate firm Zillow reports that since January 2020, the monthly mortgage payment on a typical U.S. home has nearly doubled. It’s up 96% in just four years.

According to Zillow, a typical buyer will now pay nearly $2,200 a month, with a 10% down payment. Meaning, homeownership now costs well above the 30% of median income that was once thought to equate to “affordable” housing cost in America.

Home ownership is now out of reach for a huge chunk of the population.

Needless to say, that isn’t a good thing.

Why aren’t the American people more upset about all of this?

In a desperate attempt to maintain a middle class standard of living, many Americans are piling up enormous amounts of debt.

According to CNBC, some economists believe “that debt growth has become a substitution for income growth”…

Economists have suggested that debt growth has become a substitution for income growth. Student loan debt reached an all-time high of $1.77 trillion in the first quarter of 2023 and Americans collectively owe $1.13 trillion on their credit cards as of the fourth quarter of 2023. This debt can have a ripple effect, especially when entire generations are starting their adulthoods with thousands of dollars in debt.

In many cases, people that have greatly overextended themselves now find themselves absolutely drowning in debt.

One 28-year-old woman that purchased a Chevy Tahoe three years ago still owed $74,000 to GM Financial and was eventually forced to sell the vehicle

Three years ago, 28-year-old Blaisey Arnold entered a local auto dealership and came away with the keys to an $84,000 Chevy Tahoe.

But this month, the wedding photographer and mother shared a video to TikTok describing how she was forced to sell her dream car.

Despite paying $1,400 a month in payments totaling more than $50,000, she still owes a balance of $74,000 to her lender – GM Financial.

Can you believe that?

Of course she is far from alone.

At this point, millions upon millions of Americans have gotten into trouble with debt, and credit card delinquency rates have risen to unprecedented levels

Delinquency rates among American credit card holders are at an all-time high, while at the same time a record number of “active accounts” have “a balance of over $2,000,” according to a Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia report.

If Americans really understood what our politicians in Washington and the “experts” at the Federal Reserve were doing to us, there would be massive protests in the streets right now.

These days, a lot of Americans that had actually retired are now heading back to work due to the rapidly rising cost of living.  Hope Murray is one of those people

Hope Murray retired in 2013 after a 50-year career that ranged from game show producer to Hollywood party planner to casino executive.

She settled into a life of golf, game nights and pickleball in her San Diego community, her daughter living nearby.

Then things got more expensive. Gas was nearly $5 a gallon, medication costs were adding up, the grocery bill was increasing.

Can you imagine going back to work when you are 80 years old?

That is what she had to do, and now she spends her retirement years handing out samples at Costco

So last October, at the age of 80, Murray ended her retirement and got a job giving out samples at Costco.

She likes observing the people – some go grocery shopping in heels and a full face of makeup and others wear pajamas and slippers. Some people take one sample and others gobble three or four.

“It just comes into my checking account every other week, and I can pay for everything,” she said of her $18-an-hour paycheck.

In recent months, prices have started to surge once again.

It has become clear that the cost of living crisis is not going away any time soon.

The middle class in the United States is going to continue to shrink, and that is not good news for any of us.

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About the Author: Michael Snyder’s extremely controversial new book entitled “Chaos” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com. He has also written seven other books that are available on Amazon.com including “End Times”“7 Year Apocalypse”“Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America”“The Beginning Of The End”, and “Living A Life That Really Matters”.  When you purchase any of Michael’s books you help to support the work that he is doing.  You can also get his articles by email as soon as he publishes them by subscribing to his Substack newsletter.  Michael has published thousands of articles on The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream and The Most Important News, and he always freely and happily allows others to republish those articles on their own websites.  You can connect with Michael on YouTubeFacebook and Twitter, and sharing his articles on your own social media accounts is definitely a great help.  These are such troubled times, and people need hope.  John 3:16 tells us about the hope that God has given us through Jesus Christ: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  If you have not already done so, we strongly urge you to invite Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior today.

This Is Why The Price Of Gasoline Could Soon Double…

Can you imagine paying seven dollars for a gallon of gasoline?  It could soon happen, because it appears that Israel is about to strike Iran, and that is likely to cause events in the Middle East to spiral completely out of control.  Right now, approximately one-fifth of all oil used in the world goes through the Strait of Hormuz.  An apocalyptic war in the region could potentially close the Strait of Hormuz until the conflict is resolved one way or the other.  In addition, oil infrastructure could be destroyed in Iran and other nations in the Middle East as the fighting rages, and that could substantially reduce global oil production for an extended period of time.  Our way of life depends on cheap oil, and so if a major regional war in the Middle East causes the price of oil to go skyrocketing that is going to deeply affect all of us.

On Monday, the average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States was just $3.63

The average price for a gallon of regular gas in the U.S. was $3.63 as of Monday, according to AAA, up almost 4 cents from a week earlier and 22 cents from a month ago.

Even though the average price of a gallon of gasoline has risen more than 20 cents in a month, I would still consider it to be at a very low level, especially compared to what is eventually coming.

One expert that was interviewed by MarketWatch is warning that the average price of a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. could hit $5.40 this summer

Colas estimated that a spike in oil prices pushing U.S. gasoline to $5.40 a gallon this summer would make a recession later in 2024 “a genuine possibility.” U.S. gas prices averaged $3.634 a gallon at the pump on Monday, according to AAA, at last check.

And that same expert also warned that if the price of oil reaches $125 a barrel it could push the U.S. economy into a recession

“Crude prices are our chief concern, but we are a long way” from $125 a barrel — a level of West Texas Intermediate oil that “would almost certainly cause a recession if sustained,” said Colas. “Gasoline prices are the transmission mechanism between Mideast conflict and the US economy: when pump prices increase quickly, consumers must cut back on other spending.”

Personally, I think that such a projection is wildly optimistic.

If Israel and Iran start lobbing thousands of missiles at one another, we could easily see the price of oil surpass $150 a barrel, and it is likely that the average price of gasoline in the U.S. would shoot past $7.00 a gallon.

And if nuclear weapons are used in the Middle East, there is no telling what might happen.

Right now, the financial markets are waiting to see if Israel chooses to retaliate.

If the Israelis strike Iran, and oil infrastructure is targeted, that will definitely “send oil prices up”

If Israel does retaliate, and it becomes a full-fledged conflict, that’s a different story. “And maybe Iran’s oil platforms, refineries are taken out,” he said. “That would send oil prices up.”

I think that is what is going to happen.

At this moment, it is being reported that Israel is preparing to retaliate.

When that occurs, the price of oil will go nuts, and people all over the U.S. will blame Israel for the high price of gasoline.

But instead, they should blame Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran.

If they would have just left Israel alone, things could have turned out much differently.

Iran could have lived in peace.  The Iranians are one of the largest producers of oil in the world, and during the Biden administration they have been able to dramatically increase oil exports

Iran has steeply raised oil exports, its main source of revenue, during the Biden administration after they were severely reduced due to measures taken by the Trump administration.

The White House has argued it isn’t encouraging Iran to raise exports and is enforcing sanctions. Lower Iranian exports would lead to a further rise in oil prices and the cost of gasoline in the U.S., which would be a politically sensitive issue ahead of this fall’s presidential elections.

Instead of using their oil money to fund terror organizations, the Iranians could have lived in luxury.

To be honest, Iran could have been one of the most prosperous countries on the entire planet.

But instead they have foolishly chosen a much different path.

If an all-out war between Israel and Iran erupts, it is probably inevitable that the Strait of Hormuz will be closed, and that will be catastrophic for the entire global economy

Potential impacts on the shipping transiting through the Strait of Hormuz, a chokepoint for about one-fifth of the world’s total oil consumption, will also factor into markets’ pricing.

The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’s navy said on Tuesday that Iran could close the strait if deemed necessary, and earlier on Saturday Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency said an IRGC helicopter boarded a vessel, the Portuguese-flagged MSC Aries, and took it into Iranian waters.

Just think about that.

One-fifth of all the oil the world uses goes through the Strait of Hormuz.

We are in uncharted territory, and we could soon see a level of panic in the financial marketplace that we haven’t seen in a very long time.

Meanwhile, economic conditions in the U.S. just continue to deteriorate.

Earlier today, I was saddened to learn that even Tesla has decided that mass layoffs have become necessary

Tesla has announced layoffs of “more than 10%” of its global workforce in an internal company-wide email. We exclusively reported yesterday that Tesla was prepping a massive layoff.

For the last few months, it has looked like Tesla might be preparing for a round of layoffs. Tesla told managers to identify critical team members, and paused some stock rewards while canceling some employees’ annual reviews. It also reduced production at Gigafactory Shanghai.

Things are definitely not good now, but they will get a whole lot worse if a major regional war does erupt in the Middle East.

It takes energy to make products, transport products and sell products.

The price of oil has an enormous impact on literally every sector of our entire economy.

If an apocalyptic war in the Middle East were to cause the price of oil to double, it would send us into a horrific economic tailspin.

So let’s hope for the best, but let’s also prepare for the worst.

Michael’s new book entitled “Chaos” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com, and you can check out his new Substack newsletter right here.

About the Author: Michael Snyder’s extremely controversial new book entitled “Chaos” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com. He has also written seven other books that are available on Amazon.com including “End Times”, “7 Year Apocalypse”, “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America”, “The Beginning Of The End”, and “Living A Life That Really Matters”.  When you purchase any of Michael’s books you help to support the work that he is doing.  You can also get his articles by email as soon as he publishes them by subscribing to his Substack newsletter.  Michael has published thousands of articles on The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream and The Most Important News, and he always freely and happily allows others to republish those articles on their own websites.  You can connect with Michael on YouTubeFacebook and Twitter, and sharing his articles on your own social media accounts is definitely a great help.  These are such troubled times, and people need hope.  John 3:16 tells us about the hope that God has given us through Jesus Christ: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  If you have not already done so, we strongly urge you to invite Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior today.

What Will Israel Do Now?

I have been sitting here trying to figure out what to write about what we just witnessed.  Just like October 7th, the shocking attack on Israel that just took place altered the course of history.  This was the first time that Iran ever attacked Israel directly, and I was flooded with emails by readers that were concerned about World War III.  So now that the Iranian attack is over, what will Israel do now?  That is the big question.  If Israel directly attacks Iran, the Iranians will inevitably respond and the conflict could spiral out of control.  But if the Israelis do not strike back, they will look weak and the Iranians could feel like they will be able to get away with similar things in the future.

Overall, the Iranians sent more than 300 drones and missiles toward Israeli territory…

Two Israeli officials told the New York Times that Iran launched 185 drones, 36 cruise missiles and 110 surface-to-surface missiles as part of the unprecedented attack on Israel. According to the sources, “most of the launches were carried out from Iranian territory, while a small portion of them came from Iraq and Yemen.” Besides the U.S, Britain and Jordan also helped Israel intercept the launches.

The good news is that the U.S. military and the IDF were able to shoot down 99 percent of them…

At 7:15 am IDF Spokesperson R.-Adm. Daniel Hagari said that 99% of the aerial threats were shot down, which he said was a strategic achievement.

That was very good news, and in the end very little damage was done…

He said virtually all of the weapons were intercepted before entering Israeli territory and he reported only minor damage to one military base from the few ballistic missiles that did land in the country. Hagari confirmed that a 10-year-old girl had been “severely injured by shrapnel,” but said “as far as we know, there are no additional casualties.”

The Iranians are trying to frame this strike as a victory, but the truth is that it was a huge defeat.

So that gives Israel options.

If a tremendous amount of damage had been done inside Israel, the Israeli government would have felt a need to respond very forcefully.

But since the Iranian attack was such a failure, that gives Israel the option of simply walking away.

In the immediate aftermath of the attack, that is what Joe Biden was encouraging Israel to do

President Joe Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the US will not support any counterattack against Iran, sources have revealed.

Biden spoke with Netanyahu in a late-night phone call after Iran bombarded Israel with hundreds of missiles and drones on Saturday in response to a drone strike in Syria that killed 12 Iranians, including two top generals.

A senior White House official told Axios that Biden made it clear to Netanyahu that US forces would not participate in any further operations. Netanyahu said he understood.

Biden reportedly told the Israeli Prime Minister: ‘You got a win. Take the win’, amid fears amongst White House officials that an Iran attack will lead to a greater war in the region.

Of course if someone sent more than 300 drones and missiles at U.S. cities, Biden would be singing a much different tune.

In that case, the U.S. military would already be pounding whoever dared to launch such an attack.

And it appears that Israel was ready to hit Iran really hard right away, but the conversation with Biden apparently persuaded Netanyahu to call off an attack for now

US President Joe Biden dissuaded Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from greenlighting an immediate retaliatory strike against Iran after it launched around 300 attack drones and missiles at Israel last night, the New York Times reports.

According to the report, several members of Israel’s war cabinet had been in favor of launching a response attack, but the lack of serious damage caused by Iran, in addition to Netanyahu’s conversation with Biden, led to it being called off.

This doesn’t mean that there will be no Israeli response.

The Israeli war cabinet was scheduled to meet on Sunday, and I am sure that they were discussing their options.

The UN Security Council also met on Sunday, although it wasn’t expected to do much of anything…

The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Sunday over Iran’s unprecedented drone and missile attack on Israel, the body’s president said.

A spokesperson for Malta, which holds the rotating presidency this month, told the press Saturday evening that the Security Council was aiming for the meeting to be held at 4:00 p.m. (11 p.m. Israel time) Sunday after Israel requested the council condemn Iran’s attack and designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization.

The wealthy western countries do not approve of what Iran has done, but they are desperate to keep a major war from erupting in the region.

In particular, Joe Biden knows that a major war in the Middle East would be very bad for his chances in November.

So a tremendous amount of pressure will be put on Israel to stand down.

And Iran has already warned that it will hit Israel again with even greater force if Israel strikes Iranian territory…

Tehran has warned it will strike again with greater force if Israel or the US retaliate for the Iranian strike on Israel that used more than 300 drones and missiles on Saturday night.

The air raids, the country’s first ever direct attack on the Israeli state, brought a years-long shadow war into the open and threatened to draw the region into a broader conflagration as Israel said it was considering its response.

If missiles start flying back and forth, events could quickly spiral out of control.

But Israel has always believed in responding with force when it is attacked.

And I believe that there will eventually be a response.

Some are calling for Israel to strike Iran’s nuclear program.

If there was ever a golden opportunity to do that, it would be now.

We shall just have to wait and see what happens.

Even though it is uncertain whether or not Israel will directly strike Iran, on Sunday the IDF was conducting “retaliatory strikes” in southern Lebanon…

In a series of retaliatory strikes, Israel has intensified its attacks on southern Lebanon, targeting several areas overnight and in the early morning hours.

The escalating violence has raised concerns of a broader conflict in the region.

In one case, a building that was a “significant weapons manufacturing site” was completely destroyed…

A source within Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah group said Israel struck one of its buildings close to the Syrian border today, as tensions soared after Iran directly attacked Israel.

The source told news agency AFP: ‘The Israeli strike targeted an area… near Baalbek and targeted a two-storey building belonging to Hezbollah,’ adding that there were no casualties reported.

Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency also reported that ‘an enemy air strike targeted a building’ in the village of Nabi Sheet and ‘destroyed it’.

The IDF later confirmed the strike on the ‘significant weapons manufacturing site’ in the Nabi Sheet area.

So Israel is already hitting back.

But striking Iran directly would be an extremely bold move.

An all-out war with Iran could easily take an apocalyptic turn, and both sides realize this.

We really are in uncharted territory, and it won’t take much to push events over the edge.

Michael’s new book entitled “Chaos” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com, and you can check out his new Substack newsletter right here.

About the Author: Michael Snyder’s extremely controversial new book entitled “Chaos” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.  He has also written seven other books that are available on Amazon.com including “End Times”“7 Year Apocalypse”“Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America”“The Beginning Of The End”, and “Living A Life That Really Matters”. (#CommissionsEarned)  When you purchase any of Michael’s books you help to support the work that he is doing.  You can also get his articles by email as soon as he publishes them by subscribing to his Substack newsletter.  Michael has published thousands of articles on The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream and The Most Important News, and he always freely and happily allows others to republish those articles on their own websites.  You can connect with Michael on YouTubeFacebook and Twitter, and sharing his articles on your own social media accounts is definitely a great help.  These are such troubled times, and people need hope.  John 3:16 tells us about the hope that God has given us through Jesus Christ: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  If you have not already done so, we strongly urge you to invite Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior today.

Will Much Of The Middle East Soon Be Turned Into “A Pile Of Smoking, Radioactive Rubble”?

Most people have absolutely no idea how close we are to a nightmare scenario in the Middle East.  Yesterday, I wrote about the fact that Bloomberg was reporting that an Iranian attack on Israel was “imminent”.  At that time we were waiting for the other shoe to drop in the Middle East, and we are still waiting.  Ynet News is claiming that Iran was “ready to launch its attack on Israel” but had a change of heart before it pulled the trigger…

Iran was ready to launch its attack on Israel but decided to change or postpone it by a few days, likely after warnings from the Biden administration.

Overnight, the official Iranian news agency Mehr posted on X that that Iran temporarily grounded all air activity over Tehran’s airspace starting from midnight due to “military maneuvers.” Mehr also shared a video showing missiles with the caption “Maybe tonight… Stay tuned.” The agency quickly deleted both items.

I think that the Iranians realize that if they strike Israeli territory there will be an overwhelming response from the IDF.

And Joe Biden is promising “ironclad” support for Israel if the Iranians attack…

US president Joe Biden on Wednesday vowed that American support for Israel is ‘ironclad’, amid fears the Middle Eastern nation will soon be attacked by Iran.

‘As I told Prime Minister Netanyahu, our commitment to Israel security against these threats from Iran and its proxies is ironclad. Let me say it again: ironclad. We’re going to do all we can to protect Israel security,’ Biden said at a press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

Biden’s top diplomat, Anthony Blinken, affirmed his words and told Israel’s defence minister Yoav Gallant on a phone call that the US would stand behind Israel if Iran decides to attack.

Does this mean that we will be at war with Iran the moment that Iranian missiles start hitting targets inside Israel?

Because that is what it sounds like.

I can understand how the possibility of war with the United States would make the Iranians think twice.

But even though they may have hesitated, they are clearly not backing down yet.

On Thursday, Iranian leaders did confirm that they fully intend to “punish” Israel in the days ahead…

Tehran must retaliate for the deadly attack on its consular compound in Damascus last week because the U.N. Security Council failed to condemn the strike or take any action against Israel, Iran’s U.N. mission said in a statement posted Thursday on the X platform.

“Had the U.N. Security Council condemned the Zionist regime’s reprehensible act of aggression on our diplomatic premises in Damascus and subsequently brought to justice its perpetrators, the imperative for Iran to punish this rogue regime might have been obviated,” the statement said.

So some sort of an attack is definitely coming.

If Iran hits targets that are outside the land of Israel, that may not spark an all-out war in the region.

But if Iran hits targets inside the land of Israel, that will literally push us to the brink of the unthinkable.

Earlier today, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio posted the following message on social media

Iran wants to launch a large scale attack from their own territory against #Israel

Israel will respond instantly with an even more severe counterattack inside of Iran

What happens next is the most dangerous Middle East moment since 1973

I agree with his assessment except for one thing.

I believe that what we are facing is far more dangerous than anything that we witnessed in 1973.

One British news source is reporting that a war simulation that was “crafted by military and security experts” indicates that all-out war is likely if Iran starts hitting targets inside Israeli territory…

Iran and it’s terror proxies including Hamas, Hezbollah and the Houthis all have powerful long-range, high-precision rockets which they use to hit key Israeli targets.

Israel hits back and is fighting off Iranian proxies on a frontline in Syria and Lebanon near its border while striking Iran by air.

Tel Aviv appeals to the US several times for intervention but with no luck becomes isolated in its fight against Iran.

According to the simulation, nuclear weapons are likely to be used as the conflict progresses…

Eventually it resorts to a non-lethal nuclear detonation in an attempt to make Iran surrender, which it does not.

A desperate Israel eventually launches 50 nuclear weapons towards Iran, who unleashes its own nuke ambush against an air base with US troops.

The war game simulation ends here with a conflict that would involve Syria, Lebanon, even Yemen and could reduce large parts of the Middle East to a pile of smoking, radioactive rubble.

In the entire recorded history of the world, we have never seen a war like this.

Can you imagine the chaos that would erupt all over the globe if major cities in the Middle East were reduced to piles of “smoking, radioactive rubble”?

Let us hope that the war simulation described above is not accurate.

But without a doubt, we have entered a danger zone.

Once Iran and Israel start lobbing missiles at one another, there will be no turning back.

For a long time, I have been warning my readers that an apocalyptic war in the Middle East would be coming.

Now we are almost there.

My hope is that the Iranians will back down and that their response to Israel will turn out to be very weak.

If that turns out to be the case, that could buy us a little bit more time.

But one way or another, I believe that this is the year when the Middle East descends into chaos.

So buckle up and hold on tight, because it appears that things are about to get really crazy.

Michael’s new book entitled “Chaos” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com, and you can check out his new Substack newsletter right here.

About the Author: Michael Snyder’s extremely controversial new book entitled “Chaos” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.  He has also written seven other books that are available on Amazon.com including “End Times”“7 Year Apocalypse”“Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America”“The Beginning Of The End”, and “Living A Life That Really Matters”. (#CommissionsEarned)  When you purchase any of Michael’s books you help to support the work that he is doing.  You can also get his articles by email as soon as he publishes them by subscribing to his Substack newsletter.  Michael has published thousands of articles on The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream and The Most Important News, and he always freely and happily allows others to republish those articles on their own websites.  You can connect with Michael on YouTubeFacebook and Twitter, and sharing his articles on your own social media accounts is definitely a great help.  These are such troubled times, and people need hope.  John 3:16 tells us about the hope that God has given us through Jesus Christ: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  If you have not already done so, we strongly urge you to invite Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior today.

“I Cannot Afford To Live”: Americans Get Emotional As The U.S. Economy Goes Off The Rails

As we approach what is likely to be the most chaotic presidential election in U.S. history, trouble signs are starting to erupt for the U.S. economy.  In fact, CNN is actually admitting that “the long-predicted storm clouds in the economy may actually be forming”.  I can’t remember the last time that I saw a CNN article with a headline like that.  But at this point, it is becoming extremely difficult for the mainstream media to avoid the truth.  Inflation is getting worse at the same time that many key sectors of our economy are slowing down.  If you thought that the last couple of years were rough for the economy, just wait until you see what is coming next.  Tremendous turmoil is on the horizon, and the American people are becoming increasingly emotional about our rapidly growing economic problems.

On Wednesday, we learned that prices jumped even more than expected during the month of March…

Inflation jumped in March as prices for consumer staples such as gasoline edged higher and those for housing remained stubbornly high, suggesting inflation may be a bit stickier than it seemed just a few months ago, economists said.

The consumer price index, a key inflation gauge, rose 3.5% in March from a year ago, the U.S. Labor Department reported Wednesday. That’s up from 3.2% in February.

Lots of pundits on television are telling us that this is really bad news for Joe Biden.

But if prices were only rising at a 3.5 percent annual rate, that would be outstanding news.

In fact, if prices were only rising at a 3.5 percent annual rate I would not be concerned about inflation at all.

Of course by now everyone realizes that the way inflation is calculated has been changed repeatedly over the years and so the numbers that the government gives us are essentially meaningless at this point.

In order to get a realistic idea of how much prices are rising, we need to look at specific categories.

For example, Fox Business is reporting that the cost of energy “is up 36.9% from where it was in Jan. 2021″…

Tuesday’s inflation numbers punctuate what has been a dreadful three years for energy consumers. The overall cost of energy in March is up 36.9% from where it was in Jan. 2021, according to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Of course energy prices are going to go a lot higher than they are right now.

Just wait until Iran and Israel start lobbing missiles at one another.

Housing has become insanely expensive as well.

In fact, the average monthly mortgage payment on a newly purchased home has approximately doubled since Joe Biden entered the White House.

So how in the world can they possibly tell us with a straight face that inflation is in the low single digits if that is the case?

Home insurance rates are going into the stratosphere as well.

One 71-year-old retiree in South Dakota says that his home insurance payment went up by 110 percent in just one year…

Ken Brown is worried he is going to be forced out of his house if his home insurance premium continues to go up.

The 71-year-old retiree who lives near Rapid City, South Dakota, has seen his annual cover with American Family skyrocket almost 110 percent in the last year – from $1,665 to $3,490.

Ken is on a fixed retirement income, while his wife Valeria, 68, is still working to help cover the insurance bill – and a whole host of other rising costs.

Let’s be honest with ourselves.

The truth is that we are in the midst of the worst inflation crisis that any of us have ever seen.

Don’t let them gaslight you.

The price of food is also going nuts.  At one location in California, a 40 piece order of Chicken McNuggets and two orders of large fries will now set you back more than 25 dollars

A viral social media video about a $25 McDonald’s “deal” recently sparked an online debate about California’s minimum-wage increase.

A TikTok user who posts videos under the username @shannon_montipaya shared the video on March 27. She was in the drive-thru of a Southern California McDonald’s location when she saw a sign for a 40-piece Chicken McNugget meal deal, which also included two large orders of fries.

The price of the meal bundle was $25.39 — including sales tax, it would come to roughly $27. In the video, the social media user lamented that the meal didn’t even include a drink.

“OK, so it’s $25.39 for 40-piece nuggets and two large fries,” she said. “You couldn’t even throw in the Sprite?

With everything that is going on, I can certainly understand why Americans are getting so emotional about inflation.

Recently, one TikTok user racked up 5 million views when he posted a rant in which he boldly declared that “I cannot afford to live”

Last week, a TikTok user posted an angry rant about the cost of living that’s since been viewed 5 million times on the platform, with tens of thousands of comments and shares.

“I make over three times the federal minimum wage and I cannot afford to live,” he shouts into the camera. “It is embarrassing to come out and say that it is a struggle to survive right now but I know so many people are struggling.”

Later, he concludes: “The American Dream is dead.”

Many of you can identify with that.

I have heard from so many readers that are deeply struggling in this economy.

Unfortunately, there are signs that things are about to get even worse.

For example, small business optimism in the United States has dropped to the lowest level in 11 years

The failure of Bidenomics has crushed confidence among US small businesses to the lowest level in more than a decade, as the future path of inflation remains a significant concern. Readers must remember small businesses are vital to the economy, contributing 44% of the country’s economic activity and creating two-thirds of net new jobs.

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) reported Tuesday that its small-business optimism index declined .9 points to 88.5, the lowest level since the second half of 2012 – or about when the US economy climbed out of the worst financial crisis ever.

And I was deeply saddened to learn that 99 Cents Only is moving toward liquidating all of their stores

99 Cents Only shops will begin shuttering its hundreds of locations on Friday as the company moves toward total liquidation.

“99 Cents Only Stores, together with its financial and legal advisors, engaged in an extensive analysis of all available and credible alternatives to identify a solution that would allow the business to continue,” the company said in a press release.

“Following months of actively pursuing these alternatives, the company ultimately determined that an orderly wind-down was necessary and the best way to maximize the value of 99 Cents Only Stores’ assets.”

Prior to the announcement, 99 Cents Only was operating 371 stores in the United States.

Of course we also recently learned that Dollar Tree and Family Dollar will be closing about 1000 stores.

All over America, stores that were once thriving will soon be boarded up.

This is what the future of our economy looks like, and many Americans are preparing for rougher times by purchasing large quantities of gold

Gold has turned into money for Costco, where yellow metal sales begun last year have turned into a cash cow for the big-box retailer.

In fact, sales are so brisk that analysts at Wells Fargo expect revenue “may now be running at” $100 million to $200 million a month, a rapid acceleration since bullion hit the warehouse club late in the summer of 2023.

Just like me, so many of you can feel what is coming.

A tipping point has arrived, and the outlook for the months ahead is very bleak.

The U.S. economy is going off the rails, and the worse things get the more frustrated the American people are going to become.

Michael’s new book entitled “Chaos” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com, and you can check out his new Substack newsletter right here.

About the Author: Michael Snyder’s extremely controversial new book entitled “Chaos” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.  He has also written seven other books that are available on Amazon.com including “End Times”“7 Year Apocalypse”“Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America”“The Beginning Of The End”, and “Living A Life That Really Matters”. (#CommissionsEarned)  When you purchase any of Michael’s books you help to support the work that he is doing.  You can also get his articles by email as soon as he publishes them by subscribing to his Substack newsletter.  Michael has published thousands of articles on The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream and The Most Important News, and he always freely and happily allows others to republish those articles on their own websites.  You can connect with Michael on YouTubeFacebook and Twitter, and sharing his articles on your own social media accounts is definitely a great help.  These are such troubled times, and people need hope.  John 3:16 tells us about the hope that God has given us through Jesus Christ: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  If you have not already done so, we strongly urge you to invite Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior today.

Almost Everyone Missed One Of The Main Points Of The Eclipse

A lot of people were expecting a lot of things to happen on the day of the Great American Eclipse of 2024, and none of them happened.  Personally, I did not expect to see any sort of a major disaster or emergency on April 8th, and this is an opinion that I expressed over and over again during the weeks leading up to the eclipse.  But without a doubt, I believe that this eclipse was a sign and a warning.  In particular, the fact that the Great American Eclipse of 2024 completed the giant “X” over the New Madrid fault zone that the Great American Eclipse of 2017 started is such an obvious warning that I can’t believe that almost everyone is ignoring it.  That giant “X” over the New Madrid fault zone was literally one of the main points of the eclipse, but so few people are talking about it.

Earlier today, I was watching coverage of the eclipse on ABC News, and I thought that overall they did a pretty good job.

But of course there was no mention of the giant “X” over America that was being finished by the Great American Eclipse of 2024.

And there was no mention that the precise intersection of the two eclipses fell in southern Illinois.

I am sure that the other major networks also chose to ignore the obvious.

But somebody out there has certainly been trying to draw attention to what the eclipse on 4/8 really meant.

On Friday, a 4.8 magnitude earthquake rattled New York City on the exact same day that an earthquake at a depth of precisely 4.8 miles shook the New Madrid fault zone

The New Madrid Seismic Zone started rocking early Friday morning.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a magnitude 2.1 earthquake at 12:17 a.m. April 5.

The tremor was centered along the Mississippi River in Lake County, Tennessee, about 3 miles northeast of Caruthersville and 26.5 miles northeast of Blytheville. The USGS said it had a depth of 7 kilometers (4.8 miles).

Just another coincidence, eh?

That quake was part of a mini-swarm of 5 earthquakes that hit the New Madrid fault zone that day…

I am not a scientist and I’m not saying that eclipses and earthquakes are related, but I do find it interesting that a mini-swarm of 5 quakes has just hit the New Madrid, Missouri area just days before Monday’s historic total solar eclipse that will cross that region.

The USGS has confirmed there are at least 5 New Madrid, Missouri quakes as of this writing. 2 happened early Friday morning and there may be more now, but 5 is the total as of this writing.

What we are witnessing right now are warnings.

Someday there will be an apocalyptic earthquake along the New Madrid fault zone that will permanently alter the geography of the United States.

But it isn’t time for that yet.

The dividing of the land of Israel comes first, and this is something that the Biden administration seems absolutely determined to accomplish

For decades the U.S. has pushed a two-state solution to the conflict in the Middle East but not formally recognized an independent Palestinian state. That may be about to change.

The Biden administration is drawing up options to enact the policy after Israel’s current war in Gaza, a senior administration official told NBC News, a move that could offer political, legal and symbolic power for Palestinians and add to international pressure on Israel to engage in meaningful talks for a long-term peace.

We have been warned that if we divide the land of Israel our land will be divided.

But the Biden administration plans to do it anyway.

Recently, a simulation of what a magnitude 7.7 earthquake on the New Madrid fault would look like was conducted…

Of course we have seen much more powerful earthquakes than that in the region in the past.

In 1811 and 1812, there was a series of three massive earthquakes that all measured “between 8.3 and 8.7 on the Richter Scale”

The seismic zone generated some of the largest earthquakes in U.S. history. Three earthquakes struck between 1811-1812, destroying several settlements along the Mississippi River and spurring a series of aftershocks that lasted for months. Scientists have estimated the intensity of the earthquakes as between 8.3 and 8.7 on the Richter Scale, according to the Iowa Geological Survey.

These three absolutely enormous quakes were part of a series of more than 2,000 earthquakes that rattled the New Madrid fault zone during those two years.

In the entire history of the continental United States, we have never seen anything quite like those quakes

The New Madrid earthquakes were the biggest earthquakes in American history. They occurred in the central Mississippi Valley, but were felt as far away as New York City, Boston, Montreal, and Washington D.C. President James Madison and his wife Dolly felt them in the White House. Church bells rang in Boston. From December 16, 1811 through March of 1812 there were over 2,000 earthquakes in the central Midwest, and between 6,000-10,000 earthquakes in the Bootheel of Missouri where New Madrid is located near the junction of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.

Prior to the catastrophic New Madrid earthquakes in 1811 and 1812, two solar eclipses actually formed a giant “X” over the heartland of America.

The giant “X” in the vicinity of Cleveland, Ohio that a solar eclipse in 1806 started was completed by a solar eclipse in 1811.

Meanwhile, Tecumseh’s Comet was getting a ton of attention as it raced through the heavens.

Three months after the solar eclipse in 1811, the shaking in the New Madrid fault zone began.

Now we see a very similar scenario playing out right in front of our eyes.

On April 8th, the Great American Eclipse of 2024 completed the giant “X” over the heartland of America that the Great American Eclipse of 2017 started.

Meanwhile, the Devil Comet is racing through our solar system for the first time in 71 years.

You can dismiss this if you want.

But let’s see what happens.

I am entirely convinced that “X” marks the spot, and scientists assure us that it is just a matter of time before extremely destructive earthquakes hit the New Madrid fault zone once again.

So keep a very close eye on what the Biden administration does.  Once a Palestinian state is formally established, we will definitely be in the danger zone.

Michael’s new book entitled “Chaos” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com, and you can check out his new Substack newsletter right here.

About the Author: Michael Snyder’s extremely controversial new book entitled “Chaos” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.  He has also written seven other books that are available on Amazon.com including “End Times”“7 Year Apocalypse”“Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America”“The Beginning Of The End”, and “Living A Life That Really Matters”. (#CommissionsEarned)  When you purchase any of Michael’s books you help to support the work that he is doing.  You can also get his articles by email as soon as he publishes them by subscribing to his Substack newsletter.  Michael has published thousands of articles on The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream and The Most Important News, and he always freely and happily allows others to republish those articles on their own websites.  You can connect with Michael on YouTubeFacebook and Twitter, and sharing his articles on your own social media accounts is definitely a great help.  These are such troubled times, and people need hope.  John 3:16 tells us about the hope that God has given us through Jesus Christ: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  If you have not already done so, we strongly urge you to invite Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior today.

The 7 Year Wait Is Over: 99 Percent Of Americans Will Be Able To See Either A Partial Or A Total Solar Eclipse On April 8th

We have been waiting for this for a very long time.  On Monday, the 7 year wait will be over and the Great American Eclipse of 2024 will finally be here.  Personally, I have been writing articles about the Great American Eclipse of 2024 for more than 7 years, and I have been discussing it in my books since 2021.  The most ominous sign in the entire history of the United States is about to pass over our heads, and even though so many of us have been making so much noise about it for so many years, most of the population does not seem alarmed at all.  In fact, for much of the population the Great American Eclipse of 2024 will be just another opportunity to party.

Because so many Americans live within or very close to the path of totality, it is being projected that this will be the most viewed total solar eclipse that the U.S. has ever experienced…

The total eclipse will first appear along Mexico’s Pacific Coast at around 11:07 a.m. PDT, then travel across a swath of the U.S., from Texas to Maine, and into Canada.

About 31.6 million people live in the path of totality, the area where the moon will fully block out the sun, according to NASA. The path will range between 108 and 122 miles wide. An additional 150 million people live within 200 miles of the path of totality.

There are more than 19,000 cities, towns and villages in the United States, and the very first one the path of totality will hit will be Eagle Pass, Texas

The eclipse will begin in the U.S. on the afternoon of April 8. It will first be visible as a partial eclipse beginning at 12:06 p.m. CDT near Eagle Pass, Texas, before progressing to totality by about 1:27 p.m. CDT and progressing along its path to the northeast over the next few hours.

According to NASA, the path of totality for the Great American Eclipse of 2024 will actually be substantially wider compared to the path of totality for the Great American Eclipse of 2017…

The path of totality – where viewers can see the Moon totally block the Sun, revealing the star’s outer atmosphere, called the corona – is much wider during the upcoming total solar eclipse than it was during the eclipse in 2017. As the Moon orbits Earth, its distance from our planet varies. During the 2017 total solar eclipse, the Moon was a little bit farther away from Earth than it will be during the upcoming total solar eclipse, causing the path of that eclipse to be a little skinnier. In 2017, the path ranged from about 62 to 71 miles wide. During the April eclipse, the path over North America will range between 108 and 122 miles wide – meaning at any given moment, this eclipse covers more ground.

The 2024 eclipse path will also pass over more cities and densely populated areas than the 2017 path did. This will make it easier for more people to see totality. An estimated 31.6 million people live in the path of totality this year, compared to 12 million in 2017. An additional 150 million people live within 200 miles of the path of totality.

If you are not able to make it into the path of totality on Monday, there is a very good chance you will still be able to experience at least a partial eclipse as long as clouds do not completely obscure your view.

NASA is telling us that literally 99 percent of the people that live in the United States will be able to see at least a partial eclipse…

You don’t need to live within the path of totality to see the eclipse – in April, 99% of people who reside in the United States will be able to see the partial or total eclipse from where they live. Every contiguous U.S. state, plus parts of Alaska and Hawaii, will experience at least a partial solar eclipse.

This really is an eclipse for the entire country.

Even on the west coast, approximately half of the sun will be blocked out by our moon…

The moon will block a significant portion of the sun and create a partial solar eclipse outside of the path of totality. The closer an area is to the path of totality, the larger the portion of the sun and its solar radiation – sunlight and energy – will be obscured by the moon.

At least 50% of the sun will be blocked during the eclipse as far west as Anaheim, California, and as far east as Orlando, Florida. Only around 20% of the sun will be blocked in the Pacific Northwest.

I am glad that this eclipse will be able to be seen all over America, because I truly believe that it is a sign and a warning for all of America.

More than 7 years ago, I started writing articles about the giant “X” over America that would be created by the paths of the Great American Eclipse of 2017 and the Great American Eclipse of 2024.

On Monday, that giant “X” will finally be completed.

Needless to say, marking a giant “X” over something is not normally considered to be a positive thing.

The following is an excerpt from a book that I wrote in 2021

If you were to mark a giant “X” across something, what would that mean?

Obviously, it is normally not a very good sign.

If I have a list of things that I am considering, I may use an “X” to eliminate options that are no longer viable.

Or if I have a list of things that I am supposed to do, I will often mark an “X” across an item to indicate that it is finished or completed.

An “X” can “mark the spot” on a treasure hunt, but it can also be a warning sign of danger.

According to dictionary.com, using a big “X” on the Internet “generally communicates warnings, errors, and undesirability” and in the sports world it is often used “to denote a ‘strike’ in baseball, a missed scoring attempt generally, or a lost match.”

As you can see from all of these examples, an “X” tends to signify some sort of a final outcome.

As I pointed out in that book and in my latest book entitled “Chaos”, the heart of that giant “X” falls directly in the New Madrid fault zone.

Anyone with any sense at all should be alarmed that a giant “X” is about to be completed over the fault zone that once produced the most powerful earthquakes in the entire history of the continental United States.

But the vast majority of the population is not even talking about this.

Of course I do not expect an apocalyptic earthquake to happen on the New Madrid fault right now.

It is not time for that yet.

But I do believe that this eclipse is a sign, a warning and a threshold.

There is one last thing that I would like to share in this article.

At some point during the next several months, an absolutely massive explosion will literally make it appear as though a new star has appeared in the sky

Sometime between now and September, a massive explosion 3,000 light years from Earth will flare up in the night sky, giving amateur astronomers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness this space oddity.

The binary star system in the constellation Corona Borealis—”northern crown”—is normally too dim to see with the naked eye.

But every 80 years or so, exchanges between its two stars, which are locked in a deadly embrace, spark a runaway nuclear explosion.

The light from the blast travels through the cosmos and makes it appear as if a new star—as bright as the North Star, according to NASA—has suddenly just popped up in our night sky for a few days.

I find it interesting that this is going to happen at just about the same time that so many other things are taking place in the heavens.

The Devil Comet is making an appearance for the first time in 71 years, the Great American Eclipse of 2024 will be passing over the United States on Monday, and the seven other planets in our solar system along with the sun and the moon are all forming a spectacular “line in the sky”.

You would think that all of this would be enough to grab the attention of the general population.

Sadly, the mainstream media seems absolutely determined to convince everyone that all of this is completely meaningless, and that is extremely unfortunate.

Michael’s new book entitled “Chaos” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com, and you can check out his new Substack newsletter right here.

About the Author: Michael Snyder’s extremely controversial new book entitled “Chaos” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.  He has also written seven other books that are available on Amazon.com including “End Times”“7 Year Apocalypse”“Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America”“The Beginning Of The End”, and “Living A Life That Really Matters”. (#CommissionsEarned)  When you purchase any of Michael’s books you help to support the work that he is doing.  You can also get his articles by email as soon as he publishes them by subscribing to his Substack newsletter.  Michael has published thousands of articles on The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream and The Most Important News, and he always freely and happily allows others to republish those articles on their own websites.  You can connect with Michael on YouTubeFacebook and Twitter, and sharing his articles on your own social media accounts is definitely a great help.  These are such troubled times, and people need hope.  John 3:16 tells us about the hope that God has given us through Jesus Christ: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  If you have not already done so, we strongly urge you to invite Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior today.

This Is The Eclipse “Conspiracy Theory” That The Mainstream Media Doesn’t Want To Talk About

As the Great American Eclipse of 2024 on April 8th draws near, the mainstream media has been packed with stories that debunk various “conspiracy theories”.  Of course in order to have a “conspiracy theory”, you have got to have more than one individual that is alleged to be involved in some sort of a “conspiracy”, and so I have no idea how that term can possibly be applied to what is going on in the heavens.  In any event, there are certainly a lot of “theories” about this eclipse that are clearly not accurate, and the mainstream media has successfully debunked a number of them.  However, there is one “theory” regarding this eclipse that the mainstream media doesn’t want to talk about, and I will discuss that “theory” in this article.

In Genesis chapter 1, God specifically told us that one of the reasons why He created the sun and the moon is because they would be used as “signs”…

14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years

Anyone that has read the first page of the Bible should know this.

This is extremely basic stuff.

In Luke chapter 21, Jesus specifically warned us that “there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars” during the years just prior to His return.

So we should be watching for “signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars” in the end times because Jesus instructed us to watch for “signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars” in the end times.

Once again, this is extremely basic stuff.

Of course the mainstream media would like to convince all of us that anyone that believes that the Great American Eclipse of 2024 has any sort of special significance is a few bricks short of a load.

And you can believe that if you want.

But the mainstream media can never “debunk” the Aleph and the Tav that are being completed on April 8th.

As the Great American Eclipse of 2024 passes over the United States on April 8th, it will cross over the path of the “ring of fire” solar eclipse of October 14th, 2023 and the path of the Great American Eclipse of 2017.

In the process, an absolutely enormous paleo-Hebrew “Aleph” will be completed over America.

According to eclipsewitness.com, there “has never been such a tightly formed obvious Aleph over the interior borders of any nation in at least the last thousand years”.

The Aleph that is being formed does not look anything like the Aleph that has evolved in modern Hebrew.

Rather, the Aleph that is being formed looks just like the Aleph that was commonly used when many of the books of the Bible were being written in ancient Israel.

The Aleph has always been the very first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and from the earliest times it has always meant “strength”, “authority” or “power”.

Remember that, because it will be important later.

If you remove the “ring of fire” solar eclipse of October 14th, 2023 from the equation, the paths of the Great American Eclipse of 2024 and the Great American Eclipse of 2017 form a giant paleo-Hebrew “Tav” over America.

At the heart of that “Tav” is a giant “X” that intersects directly over the New Madrid fault zone in southern Illinois.

The Tav has always been the very last letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and from the earliest times it has always meant “mark” or “covenant”.

And in the earliest forms, the Tav was simply a picture of two wooden sticks crossing one another.

In other words, the Tav was simply a wooden cross.

Ultimately, the Tav represents the covenant that God made with humanity at the wooden cross.

And when you see the Aleph and Tav together, “strength”, “authority” and “power” is being combined with the covenant that God made with humanity at the wooden cross.

The Aleph Tav is actually in the original Hebrew in Genesis 1:1, but it is never translated in any of our English versions.

And the Aleph Tav is also found thousands of other times throughout the Old Testament.

But today I want to talk about the appearances of the Aleph Tav in the Book of Revelation.

In the very first chapter of the Book of Revelation, Jesus identifies Himself as “the Alpha and the Omega”…

10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,

11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

And in the very last chapter of the Book of Revelation, Jesus once again identifies Himself as “the Alpha and the Omega”…

13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

If Jesus is telling us the exact same thing in the very first chapter of the Book of Revelation and the very last chapter of the Book of Revelation, it must be important.

Needless to say, the Alpha and the Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet.

But I believe that the original conversations between Jesus and the Apostle John in the Book of Revelation were not in Greek.

You see, the truth is that the Apostle John did not speak Greek.

He spoke Hebrew.

And so when Jesus appeared to John, He would have spoken to him in a language that he could understand.

So in the original conversations that we find in the Book of Revelation, I believe that Jesus and the Apostle John were speaking to each other in Hebrew.

Instead of saying that He is “the Alpha and the Omega”, during the original conversations Jesus would have said that He is “the Aleph and the Tav”.

The Apostle John would have immediately recognized that Jesus was saying that He is the Aleph Tav that we find in Genesis 1:1.

And he would have immediately recognized that Jesus was saying that He is the Aleph Tav that appears thousands of times throughout the Old Testament.

Now the Aleph Tav is literally being painted in the skies above America, and hardly anyone is even talking about this.

The two Hebrew letters that Jesus specifically identified Himself with will be completed in the heavens on April 8th, and meanwhile the sun, the moon and the other seven planets in our solar system will all be lined up in the night sky.

And all of this is happening on the first day of the first month on the Hebrew calendar.

Can you understand why the mainstream media does not want to talk about any of this?

The heavens are literally screaming out that Jesus is Lord, and we are very fortunate to be living during the times just prior to His return.

Michael’s new book entitled “Chaos” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com, and you can check out his new Substack newsletter right here.

About the Author: Michael Snyder’s extremely controversial new book entitled “Chaos” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.  He has also written seven other books that are available on Amazon.com including “End Times”“7 Year Apocalypse”“Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America”“The Beginning Of The End”, and “Living A Life That Really Matters”. (#CommissionsEarned)  When you purchase any of Michael’s books you help to support the work that he is doing.  You can also get his articles by email as soon as he publishes them by subscribing to his Substack newsletter.  Michael has published thousands of articles on The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream and The Most Important News, and he always freely and happily allows others to republish those articles on their own websites.  You can connect with Michael on YouTubeFacebook and Twitter, and sharing his articles on your own social media accounts is definitely a great help.  These are such troubled times, and people need hope.  John 3:16 tells us about the hope that God has given us through Jesus Christ: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  If you have not already done so, we strongly urge you to invite Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior today.