Imagine if you wake up tomorrow morning and the electricity is out and your heat is off. You also have no water or telephone service. You find your neighbor and then he locates an old battery operated shortwave radio that is still working and then you hear this:
An EMP has occurred high over the United States from a nuclear explosion that is believed to have come from a missile from some unidentified ship and the entire electrical grid in America and parts of Canada is down.
Official United States government sources could not say when anyone in the United States would have electricity again. Experts say if the damage to electrical generation equipment and electronics is as severe as some officials fear it could take many months before electricity is restored in many parts of the United States. They say even if little damage was done to the electrical generation equipment it will still take weeks to get most of the grid back up.
Riots and looting are taking place in many cities and martial law is declared throughout the United States. The Department of Homeland Security has nationalized all local police forces and said that looters will be shot. Everyone but critical emergency responders are told to stay home. Americans will be given further instructions as to………….”
I bring this EMP discussion up again because yesterday a person brought to my attention that nothing is being discussed on the Internet about what people should do to prepare for the aftermath of an EMP attack.
I wrote about the subject of the possibility of an EMP attack in a series I wrote called Imminent dangers to the United States. Any one of the six dangers I wrote about in that series could be the reason why America is not in Bible prophecy. I wrote about this EMP danger in 2006. Now almost 4 years later the danger is growing and still very little has been done to insure that the people of the United States could survive an EMP. If you think the EMP danger is not a real threat, read what commissioned experts said before the Senate in a 2004 hearing on the EMP threat. Very little has been done since that report. Vital infrastructures are still not protected from a EMP event.
So there is a real possibility that one day you will wake up and find out that you are in an extended black out. What would you do? What are you now doing to prepare for such an event. Did God guarantee Christians an interrupted supply of electricity? One might see how suddenly God could judge this nation by just allowing this to happen. Within days social order would break down in the mass panic to acquire food, water and energy.
I have to admit that I have done little to prepare for this very real danger myself even though I wrote about it. My excuse is that several physical changes of location has made preparations for such an event nearly impossible for me. I do know that this EMP threat is a very real possibility within the next decade. It is probably more likely than not. Experts have said the same thing. However, people in California also know that the big earthquake is coming soon but they still live as if it will never come. Ancient Israel thought judgment would not come upon their generation even after being told it would by prophets of God. I guess it is just human nature to believe that disaster always falls on someone else.
Anyway, I plan to do more preparation as soon as I can figure out what it is that I should do. That is where you people that are preparing come in. We need to hear a preparedness discussion on what you are doing to prepare for the aftermath of an EMP attack. Or for that matter anything that might bring about civil disorder in this nation. Even an economic collapse would bring that. What do you think Christians should be doing to prepare for the inevitable decline or fall of this nation?
Now don’t just tell us that God will provide because you choose to continue to live in Laodicean apathy on your own secure hill top while the enemy is climbing the cliff that you think protects your rear end (true story of Laodicea). There were also believers in the land of Israel that were taken captive to Babylon when Israel fell. If God takes his hand of protection off of America it is not going to be pleasant for Christians living here either. Therefore, lets have a preparedness discussion from those that are actually doing or contemplating doing some survival preparations.
What preparedness have you done for the aftermath of an EMP and what advice do you have to help others survive an EMP attack?
Don Koenig founded www.thepropheticyears.com website in 1999 after almost thirty years of independent study on the Bible and learning from many astute teachers within Christendom. Don created his website to write about Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and his Christian worldviews. Don wrote a free Revelation commentary ebook in 2004 named "The Revelation of Jesus Christ Through The Ages". The World and Church and Bible Prophecy section of this website was started in 2007.