What would happen if the world’s satellites and electrical “power grids” were suddenly destroyed and shut down by an EMP effect either by a Nuclear device or by huge solar flares erupting off the Sun and hitting the earth head on. Or even maybe by an EMP effect being initiated by the Lord at the moment that the Rapture of the Church takes place? What! Are you serious Tom! Hold on and I will explain and give more detail on this a little later. It is a known fact that one of the greatest fears today within our own government and the governments of the world ( super powers ) is the threat of an EMP attack which could paralyze and shut down a country or countries in an instant!
Now, I can only imagine the panic, chaos, terror, confusion, and total madness that would overtake this planet and its citizens within seconds and minutes of such an event which would be unprecedented in our time. Such a horrific crisis would have more devastating effects upon our society today than it would have had on other societies in past centuries, since back then there was NO electricity nor any satellites running the world as we know it today.
Centuries of the past were very primitive, crude, and basic in many respects due to the lack of modern day “technology” which has advanced our mankind at this present time. Life in the distant past was very simple, but also very hard and rigorous as they did not have the modern day conveniences which we have today which makes our lives so much easier, more comfortable, and more efficient. As a matter of fact man’s technological advancement which is so vital for running our world today makes “our society” at this time in history more vulnerable to such a catastrophe as an EMP event more so than all the centuries of the past which were very basic and manuel in their daily living. The reality is that man with his high technological advancement has really “set himself up” for destruction, hasn’t he.
There are 4 classes of Satellites.
1. Communication Satellites
2. Research Satellites
3. Weather Satellites
4. Navigational Satellites / tracking and GPS technology…etc…etc.
These types of satellites play a huge role in our world today. For instance, the military needs these “Navigational Satellites” for guiding ships and aircraft of all types…etc….etc. Without these important pieces of electronic hardware it would cause more difficulty for navigation and hinder the military and their ability to be efficient and precise in their targeting of the enemy at a time of war.
This technology allows our military to direct missiles to specific targets and allows them to spy from the sky on the enemy in a time of peace and in a time of war. There is virtually no place that one can hide for very long these days in our modern world of technology. Cameras from satellites and cameras in our very streets of our cities are watching every move we make. For the modern world today not to have such satellite capability would mean that we would not be living the kind of lifestyle we are experiencing right now. It would also mean that our militaries modern day “war machine” capabilities would be drastically reduced to a more primitive and conventional type of warfare.
Satellites are a necessity today in our modern world in which we live and operate. Not just for military use, but for many other applications which play a vital role in running the world as we know it. And if suddenly these technological advancements of our world today ceased instantly and unexpectedly “at many levels” and come to a complete standstill, then it would jeopardize the security of the all nations within the global community that depend on these technological advancements for running their countries and keeping them secure from foreign enemies. Such a situation would create an unprecedented climate of instability and conflict among the nations of the world which would have disastrous effects upon the citizens of the global community as it would cause an economic collapse and societal breakdown of the nation’s very quickly.
Now, what would happen if suddenly we had no electricity due to a power grid failure brought about by an EMP event and effect? Can you imagine such a thing! I can’t! Having no satellite capability along with no electrical grid would be catastrophic in our world today and it would send us back to the “dark ages” because our society depends on this technology in order to stay functional and operational. You would have huge amounts of “Industry” and “manufacturing”…etc..etc. shutting down of every kind globally. The list of “effects” of such an event would be innumerable and exhaustive in scope. Talk about a collapse of just the world’s economic and political system alone!
It would be unimaginable!
For instance, just think about what we basically use everyday in our homes…..electric furnace, lights, electric water heater, refrigerator, dishwasher, clothes washer, clothes dryer, electric stove, radio, digital clocks, computers, cordless phones, coffee pot, toaster, microwave, clothes Iron, hairdryer, game systems ( play stations..etc.), battery chargers for phones, batteries, camcorders…etc. The truth is that the list would be absolutely endless to say the least. There isn’t enough room here to list everything that needs to be run off of electricity in our world today. And I dare say that it would be impossible for anyone of us to name everything that does run off of electrical!
Now consider the following which is a scary and startling reality!
( An EMP effect )….would bring down the whole grid and cost between $1 trillion and $2 trillion” to repair, said Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md. Full recovery could take up to 10 years, he said…..( end quote ).
Here is another quote.
( Quote: )…. An electromagnetic pulse ( EMP ) can range from a minor inconvenience to a civilization-killing event. It just depends on how powerful it is. But in the worst case scenario, we could be facing a situation where our electrical grids have been fried, there is no heat for our homes, our computers don’t work, the Internet does not work, our cell phones do not work, there are no more banking records ( there goes your electronic money – fried ), nobody can use credit cards anymore, hospitals are unable to function, nobody can pump gas, and supermarkets cannot operate because there is no power and no refrigeration. Basically, we would witness the complete and total collapse of the economy. According to a government commission that looked into these things, approximately two-thirds of the U.S. population would die from starvation, disease, and societal chaos within one year of a massive EMP attack. It would be a disaster unlike anything we have ever seen before in U.S. history. (Read More….)……..( end quote ).
Did you hear that! One year folks! Are you getting the picture here! We are talking about an “Apocalypse” of biblical proportions!
“The Rapture EMP Effect”
Now that I have laid some groundwork in order to help you see how catastrophic and apocalyptic it would be for the whole world at large to lose its electrical power grids and satellite capabilities, I therefore would now like to explain and share the reasons why I believe that it is very possible ( ? ) that God is going to create an EMP effect upon the whole world at the time of the Rapture. The reality is that God is going to have to create a world climate of confusion and chaos at the time of the Rapture in order to prevent the arab enemies of Israel from annihilating the Jewish state ( more on this later down the article ).
Question: What does a nuclear device do when it explodes?
Answer: It splits the “atom” ( nuclear fission ) and causes a chain reaction which releases horrific amounts of atomic energy.
Our bodies are constructed of innumerable atoms ( as you will see in the short reference below ). And we know from Scripture that when Christ comes and Raptures the body of Christ that our natural bodies which we live in will be changed supernaturally “anatomically” and instantly in a
twinkling of an eye ( 1 Cor. 15:50 – 58 ).
I believe that it is very possible that when Christ comes and changes these physical bodies of ours and transforms them into an “eternal body” that an “atomic reaction” will occur which will release a “surge” of energy that will cause an EMP effect. Sort of like a “positive” and “negative” charge clashing together which occurs during a rainstorm which produces extremely high voltage lightning bolts, but with a much greater in effect. And since the body of Christ is “global “, then it would stand to reason that such an EMP effect would affect the whole world in a single moment.
Now consider the following below. Totally amazing!
How many “Atoms” are in a human body?
Quote:…. According to Jefferson Lab, an average 70 Kg person, that’s about 150 lbs, will have approximately 7*10 to the 27th atoms in their body. That’s 7 followed by 27 zeros ( 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 ). The number of stars in the Universe, which is estimated at 10*10 to the21, or 10 followed by 21 zeros. ( 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 ).
So you can see that there are way more atoms in your body than there are stars in the universe….( end quote ).
Isn’t that unbelievable! We are “fearfully and wonderfully made” ( Ps.139:14 ).
So you can see that a possible EMP event and effect on the world now causes us to re-examine and reconsider the texts of Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 in light of such an event. I believe that the bible is to be taken literally, though there are many today who want to try and interpret it by using other methods that are inaccurate and faulty such as the “spiritualization” method. Therefore I believe we should all pay close attention to “word usage” within Scripture in order to be able to rightly divide biblical truth.
Lets now look at Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39.
Ezek. 38:3,4……”Thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal…….And I will turn you about, and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them with splendidly attired, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them wielding swords.”
38:15…..”And you will come from your place out of the remote parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great assembly and a mighty army.”
38:21……”And I shall call for a sword against him on all My mountains,” declares the Lord God. “Every man’s sword will be against his brother.”
Ezek. 39:3….”And I shall strike your bow from your left hand, and dash your arrows from your left hand.”
39:9…..”Then those who inhabit the cities of Israel will go out, and make fires with the weapons and burn them, both shields and bucklers, bows and arrows, war clubs and spears and for seven years they will make fires of them……..And they will not take wood from the field or gather wood from the forests, for they will make fires with the weapons……etc.”
Now a horse, is a horse, is a horse, and it is not a modern day military tank, jeep, nor truck! And if the prophet Ezekiel was looking at something he did not recognize, then he would have simply described it “differently” like the prophet Joel has done.
Here below is an example from the book of Joel.
Joel 2:4 – 5……”Their appearance is “like” the appearance of horses ( not literal horses ). ; And “like” war horses ( not literal war horses ), so they run….with a noise “as of ” chariots ( not literal chariots ) they leap on the tops of the mountains, “like” the crackling of flame and of fire consuming the stubble ( not a literal flame ), “like” a mighty people arranged for battle ( not literal people ).
Here you can see how Joel the prophet is describing things that he does NOT recognize. Therefore he uses “symbolic language” that he is familiar with and of which reminds him of these images which he sees. Now the prophet Ezekiel does NOT use this kind of language in his description of the weapons or weaponry which is being used by this northern invading army mentioned in chapters 38 and 39. As a matter of fact Ezekiel only uses the term “like” ( as did the prophet Joel ) when he is only describing this massive army coming out of the north which resembles a “cloud covering the land” ( Ezek. 38:9, 16 ). That’s the only time he uses this term “like” in the text. Notice that he does NOT use the word “like” in reference to describing weapons like the prophet Joel has done.
Instead he uses the “literal description” by omitting the usage of the term “like.” This is showing that what he is describing is to be taken “literally” and not to be interpreted any other way.
In 1 Corinthians 14:32 the apostle Paul states that the “prophets are subject to the prophets.”
There are some who say that these primitive weapons are nothing more than “metaphors” for modern day weaponry. I totally disagree! I believe that the word of God is to be taken literally and these passages of Scripture show clearly that this army from the north country is coming down “riding on literal horses” which are NOT to be substituted for tanks,trucks, and jeeps….etc…etc. You cannot come down through some of those treacherous mountain ranges, passages, and ravines in the north country with these types of modern day vehicles as it would be impossible, but you can do so on “horseback.” The weapons mentioned here are basic weapons from the past which are burnable. You cannot burn tanks and heavy plated military equipment made from steel.
A Horse cavalry has always played a large part in Russian military campaigns. Russian cavalry forces have been known in every war in which Russia’s troops have fought. The tank is a powerful weapon, but the faithful horse can still outfight it in many situations encountered on modern day battlefields.
Now If Ezekiel was describing modern day military equipment and weaponry, then he would have stated the following like the prophet Joel…”like” horses…..”like” bucklers….”like” shields…..”like” war clubs……”like” bows…..”like” arrows……”like” spears….etc…etc. But He didn’t, did he!
The prophets are subject to the prophets, and if Ezekiel was describing modern day weaponry, then he would have used the same language in his description as the prophet Joel did. He would have used the term “like” repeatedly as the prophet Joel did.
What “specifically” ( and not similarly ) is a “buckler” in modern day weaponry? Why would a “shield” need to be held in the “hand” of a soldier on the modern day battlefield? It is obvious that bullets, bombs, and grenades would render such a piece of armor useless in modern day warfare and would be a hinderance to the performance of any soldier on the battlefield who is trying to carry it around during an intense modern day high-tech battle. Does our military soldiers carry “wielding swords” on their sides into battle today? NO! But a cavalry of horseman do as it allows the rider to reach and attack his enemy who are on foot while he is on horseback!
The scene and picture described in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 reveals something very profound which I believe many have missed in their observation of these two chapters and it is this, that something dramatic and world changing has happened in the modern world of technological advancement which has sent man back to a more basic and “primitive” state. This means then that the ability of man to be able to “manufacture” and create “supplies” and “resupply” himself has been drastically reduced to the point that he is forced to regress backward to the time and lifestyle as it was BEFORE modern day technology was discovered and incorporated into our modern day society.
An EMP event could send modern day man and his technology back to the dark ages by destroying the power grids and satellites which are running our world at this very moment. Therefore God could bring the whole world to a screeching halt in an instant by using this method of an EMP effect. I believe that God is going to shut down this world and take away the ability of man to work and manufacture and produce what he needs in order to sustain himself on this planet. This is why Jesus stated the following:……..”We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work” ( John 9:4 ).
Jesus uses the metaphor “night” in this verse in order to describe the terrible time that is coming which we call the tribulation period. God’s judgments are going to be so severe and destructive that man will NOT be able to work and therefore he will not be able to resupply or restock what he needs ( through industry and manufacturing..etc…etc. ) in order to sustain himself on this planet. The great massive death and destruction of human life alone will render the “work force” of the world obsolete. Many Old Testament prophecies show clearly that God’s judgments are going to rip the earth to pieces ( Isaiah 24 and other texts ). Man’s world today will be turned into a desolation and a “primitive state” as there won’t be anything left nor anything standing by the time you reach the END of the tribulation period.
Isaiah 13:12 ………”I will make mortal man scarcer than pure gold And mankind than the gold of Ophir.”
The “Day of the Lord ” is a day of “confusion”, and the moment that it commences God is going to immediately bring supernatural divine confusion upon the enemies of Israel and the world at large just like He did back in the Old Testament times when He was dealing directly with the Jewish nation and her enemies which surrounded her.
( day of confusion Scriptures )….Ex. 14:24, 23:27; Deut. 7:23, 28:20; 1 Sam. 5:9; Is. 22:5; Micah 7:4; Is. 13:6, 13:9, 30:3; Joel 1:15.
Zephaniah 2:2 – 4, 14:-18………. “I will completely remove all things From the face of the earth,” declares the Lord. “I will remove man and beast; I will remove the birds of the sky and the fish of the sea, And the ruins along with the wicked; And I will cut off man from the face of the earth,” declares the Lord. “So I will stretch out My hand against Judah and against all the inhabitants of Jerusalem……………..
…………………. Near is the great day of the Lord, Near and coming very quickly; Listen, the day of the Lord! In it the warrior cries out bitterly. A day of wrath is that day, A day of trouble and distress, A day of destruction and desolation, A day of darkness and gloom, A day of clouds and thick darkness, A day of trumpet and battle cry Against the fortified cities And the high corner towers. I will bring distress on men so that they will walk like the blind, Because they have sinned against the Lord; And their blood will be poured out like dust And their flesh like dung. Neither their silver nor their gold Will be able to deliver them On the day of the Lord’s wrath; And all the earth will be devoured In the fire of His jealousy, For He will make a complete end, Indeed a terrifying one, Of all the inhabitants of the earth.
The enemies of the Jewish state right now are “arming to the teeth” and they preparing for the ultimate and final battle against Israel in which they think that they will be successful in annihilating the Jewish state. Of course we know that God will NOT allow this to happen even though they are insane enough to think that they can pull it off.
It has already been reported that Syria has over 100,000 missles androckets ( http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4421668,00.html ). Syria also has the largest stockpile of “chemical weapons” on the planet.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/130426 ). Lebanon has over 50, 000 + missiles pointed at Israel on the southern Lebanon border. This does not include the weapons and missiles that Russia and Iran both have combined who are working in concert with Syria. Israel at this moment is being “boxed in” by her enemies.
The IDF in Israel says that there are an estimated 200,000 + missiles pointed at Israel. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/152362
Now do you see how important it is for God to “immoblize” and “cut off” the world’s military capabilities and especially the military capability of Israel’s enemies at that very moment of the Rapture of the Church. If He didn’t, then Israel would be annihilated by all those missiles that her enemies have pointed at her. And that cannot happen according to Scripture as God has made promises to that nation which He must keep! And so the most simplest and the most convenient method that I see that God could use in order to shut down this modern day world is for Him to initiate an EMP effect that would dismantle our modern day technological capabilities at the time of the Rapture which would render the world’s militaries and the enemies of Israel incapable of launching a “high tech” war against Israel and against each other. The world would be in total chaos and confusion at that moment and would be in no condition for an all out assault upon Israel at that time. ……………Checkmate!
Now think about this! An EMP effect would also be the perfect remedy that God could use in a “modern day technological world” that would prevent the world’s militaries from launching an all out “third world nuclear war” at the time of the Rapture, a war which would annihilate this planet and send us into a Nuclear Winter. No one can shoot just one nuclear missile without starting a whole chain reaction of nuclear missiles being launched by other opponents. God cannot allow this to happen as it would disrupt and alter His prophetic plan for the “last days” for Israel.
The land of Israel will NOT be nuked as the after effects of “radiation” would leave it “uninhabitable!” Plus Israel is so small in size that one major Nuke would annihilate and devastate the majority of the tiny state of Israel. Can you imagine what such an event would do to God’s prophetic plan! It would make it “obsolete” and useless. This is why God will NEVER allow a global nuclear war. Instead God ( by the use of His divine judgments ) is going to take man back to a “primitive” state in order to prevent him from destroying Israel and nuking the world. Remember that the judgments of the tribulation period are coming from God and NOT from man. Man’s reponse to God’s judgments are “secondary responses” only which arise due to God’s judgments which are “primary”, and of which are the direct cause of man’s “negative response” toward man.
The destruction of the world and its inhabitants is NOT man’s job, But this is God’s job which will commence at the opening the “day of the Lord” and the beginning of the tribulation period. He alone is going to open the “seal judgments” which will begin the process of evicting evil from this planet and taking it back. The tribulation judgments are NOT man’s judgments, but they are God’s judgments. The divine judgments of God will begin with the opening of the “seal judgments.”
So is it possible then ( ? ) that at the time of the Rapture of the Church God is going to release an “atomic surge” of energy as the “Atoms” in our bodies will be “anatomically changed” and our natural bodies will be transformed into the glorified state. It stands to reason ( to me ) that this surge of power by God will be needed in order to change our “atomic structure” and makeup of our bodies which would render the world’s “power grids” and “satellite systems” destroyed, useless, and for the most part obsolete.
Something else to consider is that the CME’s from the Sun can also destroy and burn up satellites that are in orbit around the earth and we know that God is going to scorch the earth with “great heat” during the tribulation period ( Isaiah 24:1- 6; Rev. 16:9 ). God is going to “turn up the heat” from the Sun and fling huge solar flares directly towards the earth during the tribulation period. Our magnetic shield around the earth will be severely damaged and disrupted which will allow dangerous and deadly UVA/ UVB / and UVC rays to pound the earth and scorch the inhabitants of the earth. This will cause cancerous sores on the bodies of those exposed ( Rev. 16:10 / 5th bowl judgment ).
I have copied and pasted some links below on this subject of an EMP effect that I have written about. I searched the internet and the Youtube site and lo and behold I found that Perry Stone had a message on this very subject of a EMP effect caused by the Rapture itself. I don’t always agree with everything that Perry Stone teaches doctrinally, but nevertheless he is a brother in the Lord and he does have some interesting and insightful prophetic things to share that you don’t here from other preachers. I was astonished that he had a message on this same subject. Watch part 1 and part 3 below as the basic theme of what he is suggesting taking place at the time of the Rapture is inline with what I have presented here in this article.
Part 1 / Perry Stone….EMP effect at the Rapture…….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob1GotSU50Y
Part 3 / Perry Stone….EMP effect at the Rapture…….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgUbqdiPX50
Imagine a world without electricity / Short Youtube….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNmpuUN0ZYQ
What would happen if Satellites would stop working…..http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130609-the-day-without-satellites
Life after an EMP attack / No Power, No Food, No Transportation, No Banking And No Internet
Nitrogen is an essential element for life, because it is a constituent of DNAand, as such, is part of the genetic code. Nitrogen gas has no use in the body but is extremely important as a major part of the chemical structure of many compounds including DNA, RNA, NAD, FAD, choline and amino acids (protein). Nitrogen is made up of 7 Protons, 7 Electrons, 7 Neutrons.
“elements” in the human body and their percentages.
Oxygen ( 65%)
Carbon ( 18%)
Hydrogen ( 10%)
Nitrogen ( 3%)
Calcium ( 1.5%)
Phosphorus ( 1.0%)
Potassium ( 0.35%)
Sulfur ( 0.25%)
Sodium ( 0.15%)
Magnesium ( 0.05%)
Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Molybdenum, Fluorine, Chlorine, Iodine, Manganese, Cobalt, Iron ( 0.70%)
Lithium, Strontium, Aluminum, Silicon, Lead, Vanadium, Arsenic, Bromine (trace amo
Atomic Number: 7 Atomic Mass: 14.00674 amu
Melting Point: -209.9 °C (63.250008 K, -345.81998 °F)
Boiling Point: -195.8 °C (77.35 K, -320.44 °F)
Number of Protons / Electrons: 7
Number of Neutrons: 7 Classification: Non-metal
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Density @ 293 K: 1.2506 g/cm3
Rapture / Shin = 300 Lamed = 30 Hay = 5 Vav = 6 Beth = 2 / total = 343
The human body is made up of 3% nitrogen. The number 3 is the number which stands for “resurrection” in Bible Numerics.
Nitrogen…….7 protons x 7 Neutrons x 7 Electrons = 343 Rapture
If you remember I quoted you “Jefferson Lab” who states that we have more Atoms in our human bodies than there are stars in the universe. Now if you don’t think that we have any “Atomic energy” within in our human bodies? Well then take a look at the following below!
How much potential nuclear or atomic energy is there in the human body?
For a 70 kilogram adult, you’re talking 6.3 × 1018 joules by E=mc2. That’s 6×1015 btu, or 1.7×1012 kilowatt-hours. That’s enough energy to keep the United States going for 16 years. Mind you, there’s no conceivable way of getting at any of that energy. I’m just crunching the numbers…..( end quote ).
Did you notice that they stated…….”Mind you, there’s no conceivable way of getting at any of that energy.”
…………….Well, Jesus can certainly tap into that energy, can’t he!
Is it possible then that when Christ returns for His Church that He is going to create a supernatural EMP effect ( or something like it ) at the time of the Rapture? Well I don’t know for sure if it will happen that way exactly ( ? ), but nevertheless it makes logical and scientific sense to me just the same! And the fact still stands that God is going to have to somehow immobilize and paralyse the world’s militaries and Israel’s arab enemies war machine at the time of the Rapture in order to prevent an all out assault upon the nation of Israel which she could in no way handle by herself.
According to the apostle Paul in Romans the Holy Spirit who indwells within the believer’s “spirit man” is going to transform and anatomically change our bodies at the time of the resurrection / Rapture ( Rom. 8:9 – 11 1 Cor.15:50 – 58 ). The atoms within our human bodies will be reconstructed as we will be instantly changed from the natural state to the eternal state. And we know that It is going to take supernatural divine energy and power in order for that to happen which only the Lord Himself possesses.
Philippians 3:20, 21 …..For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself…..( 1 Cor. 15: 50 – 58 ).
There is going to be an altering of the “atomic makeup” of our bodies which will be initiated by Christ Himself at the time of the Rapture of the Church. The whole universe is built upon Mathematics and the laws of Physics. Therefore these important laws of science will most certainly play an important role in our transformation and translation into heaven.
Remember the old saying of “Murphy’s law”……..”For every action there is a reaction.” Well when this “atomic reaction” takes place at the time of the Rapture I believe that it is very possible that such a “surge of energy” could definitely send out an electrical shock wave of some sort which could cause devastating EMP effects on the world’s “electrical grids” and “satellites.”
“Is God going to blow the worlds fuse literally by such a method?” We will know for sure when the Rapture happens!
In Christ, Tom Gaston