A couple of years ago Andrew Strom wrote an article in which he made some predictions regarding approaching economic troubles: see http://www.revivalschool.com/?p=202 .
In particular I’d like to draw attention to this part:
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.,
2011 came and went and did the predicted event happen “by the end of 2011”? The first person I saw trying to get Andrew to come up with the promised apology was quickly banned from his then forum. I later brought this matter up with Andrew and have had a string of bannings from his sites. Today I received the following from Andrew: his “proof” that he was right all along:
“The Eurozone economy, which encompasses the 17 nations that share the euro currency, slumped into recession in the fourth quarter of last year, [ie. 2011] according to the Center for Economic Policy Research, a London research group that is the official arbiter of European recessions.” -News last week.
In reply I ask: Since when does God need “experts” to confirm fulfilment of “prophecy” a year after the fact? And, was there anything specifying Europe in Andrew’s predictions? I might have missed it but to me the predictions are mainly directed at the USA. I don’t deny the real possibility (even likelihood) of severe economic troubles ahead – but Andrew claimed his dated prediction was prophecy. That “prophecy” failed to meet the stated deadline and no repentant apology was forthcoming.