It was of special interest for me to see that the financial meltdown is associated with the “last days”, the “end” and especially with the “Day of the Trumpet blast”, Ethanim/Tishri1…
First we see in Ezekiel 7 that a “unique” calamity is associated with a “turn of events” (markets) at the coming of the end…
(Ezekiel 7) 5 “This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said, ‘A calamity, a unique calamity, look! it is coming. 6 An end itself must come. The end must come; it must awaken for you. Look! It is coming. 7 The turn of events must come to you, O inhabiter of the earth, the time must come, the day is near. There is confusion, and not the shouting of the mountains.
Ezekiel continues giving is a cryptic hint for the time of the year (not the year itself) when these financially catastrophic events would unfold. It is at the time of the trumpet blast when all Jews are preparing for Atonement Day…
(Ezekiel 7:14-19) 14 “‘They have blown the trumpet and there has been a preparing of everybody, but there is no one going to the battle, because my hot feeling is against all its crowd. 15 The sword is outside, and the pestilence and the famine are inside. Whoever is in the field, by the sword he will die, and whoever are in the city, famine and pestilence themselves will devour them. 16 And their escapees will certainly make their escape and become on the mountains like the doves of the valleys, all of which are moaning, each one in his own error. 17 As for all the hands, they keep dropping down; and as for all knees, they keep dripping with water. 18 And they have girded on sackcloth, and shuddering has covered them; and on all faces there is shame and on all their heads there is baldness. 19 “‘Into the streets they will throw their very silver, and an abhorrent thing their own gold will become. Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them in the day of Jehovah’s fury. . .
So we see that “gold and silver”, - literally but also symbolic representing money -, would become worthless in these days. From this prophecy we see that famine and war will be resulting in the near future.
Well, according to the Scriptures, everything is established as true by the word of at least 2 witnesses.
This is why also Zephaniah is connecting the day of YHWH (the Great Tribulation leading to Armageddon) with the failing of gold and silver…
(Zephaniah 1:14-18) 14 “The great day of Jehovah is near. It is near, and there is a hurrying [of it] very much. The sound of the day of Jehovah is bitter. There a mighty man is letting out a cry. 15 That day is a day of fury, a day of distress and of anguish, a day of storm and of desolation, a day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick gloom, 16 a day of horn and of alarm signal, against the fortified cities and against the high corner towers. 17 And I will cause distress to mankind, and they will certainly walk like blind men; because it is against Jehovah that they have sinned. And their blood will actually be poured out like dust, and their bowels like the dung. 18 Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them in the day of Jehovah’s fury; but by the fire of his zeal the whole earth will be devoured, because he will make an extermination, indeed a terrible one, of all the inhabitants of the earth.”
Yes, also the NT affirms the concept that riches, gold and silver will become worthless in the last days. Our 3rd witness:
(James 5:1-3) 5 Come, now, YOU rich [men], weep, howling over YOUR miseries that are coming upon YOU. 2 YOUR riches have rotted, and YOUR outer garments have become moth-eaten. 3 YOUR gold and silver are rusted away, and their rust will be as a witness against YOU and will eat YOUR fleshy parts. Something like fire is what YOU have stored up in the last days..
That is an amazing realization and I base my prediction of the further collapse of world trade, currencies and whole national economies on these prophecies! Banks, markets and currencies will collapse first and neither