What would happen under the circumstances of a cyber attack targeted towards America? How would people respond? When and if the power grid goes down due to a cyber attack by hackers, EMP attack or solar flare, it could go down for not only a few days or for weeks or even months. If the grid stays down very long, people will die for lack of food, water, medicines and health care.
Recently, the National Security Agency (NSA) warned attendees at a cyber security conference that the threat isn’t a matter of “if” it will happen but “when.” The bottom line is that we must start preparing for the inevitable loss of our power grid.
The taking down of our power grid can happen in many different ways. It can happen through an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), which is a short burst of energy that would fry all electronics. This pulse could also be brought about by exploding a nuclear device or by a simple solar flare. It is estimated that about 90% of the population could die from an EMP attack in the United States of America. Not only would loss of the power grid cripple the lives of Americans, it would also cripple the nation’s financial institutions.
If a cyber attack hit tomorrow, would the American population be prepared for such a disaster? If you think you’re safe because you live in the country, think again. People in the cities are going to have to move out, because of no water to drink and to remove waste from toilets. There will be no food deliveries to stores. People in cities might be able to eat for a week, and then they will form gangs and be on the move. Trash and sewage will accumulate causing diseases so people will start moving toward the rural areas. With over 400 million guns in the US, there will be killings to get food and water!
What would happen if Jesus Christ came back to earth tomorrow, and the judgment of God began? Would you be ready for the inevitable judgment day? The judgment is as certain as the resurrection of Christ. Paul, in speaking to the Athenian philosophers on Mars Hill said, “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent: because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained: whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.” (Acts 17:30-31). Paul inseparably connected the Lord’s resurrection to the final judgment, because God raised Jesus from the dead. Also, the judgment is as certain as death.
According to Hebrew 9:27, “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” Whether one believes the Bible or not, we must accept the reality of death. The Bible clearly indicates two divine appointments-- death and judgment, and there is no second chance in between. On the inevitable judgment day, there will be no invitation song to get people to accept Christ as their savior. That invitation is extended in this life (Matt. 11:28-30). The time for accepting the invitation is now in order to prepare for the inevitable, not then.
The bottom line is, what you do with Jesus here will determine what He does with you in the judgment. In the day of judgment the question will be, “What will Jesus do with you?” Are you ready for the inevitable?
God is not willing that any should perish and wants all to come to repentance. Christ went to the cross for your sins. You need to receive Him by obeying His commands. If you are an erring disciple, return to Christ by repentance and prayer.