PRAYER ALERT: Intercessors are sounding the alarm for prayer against an imminent EMP attack on US East Coast power grids. It arises from a prophetic warning by Maurice Sklar of the West Michigan Prayer Center, part of Cindy Jacobs’ US Reformation Prayer Network. Sklar writes: “I saw a vision of the East Coast of America completely blacked out, and with no way to restore the power. I am not sure whether it involves an EMP bombing attack or some other means of killing our electrical systems. But to me, it looked like a nuclear device was detonated in the upper atmosphere over the East Coast.” Sklar believes that God gave him this vision in order to rally intercessors to pre-empt the attack with prayer.
An EMP attack on US territory could happen if a nuclear weapon were exploded at an altitude of about 62 miles. Such an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) strike would knock out two-thirds of electrical systems about 1000 miles in every direction. It would wipe out communications and transportation. It would reduce vast populations, ill-equipped, to a near-primitive survival mode.
But who would be capable of such an attack? Iran, which is launching a new peace initiative which some say is a cover for further nuclear weapon development? North Korea, which again threatened armed confrontation against the US and South Korea when they held joint naval drills Oct. 8-10? Six months ago US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he did not believe Iran or North Korea had the capacity for such long-range nuclear strikes. The most powerful sponsors of Iran and North Korea—Russia and China respectively—do have that capacity. Few suspect, however, that Russia or China would want to use it against the US.
But terrorists would if they had that capacity. And two scholars commissioned by Congress to assess the EMP threat believe that they could. Determined and well-funded terrorists would not find it too difficult to obtain a low-yield nuclear warhead. They could attach it to a short- or medium-range missile. They could launch this terrorist EMP attack on US soil from a freighter outside the territorial waters of the US, and knock out the entire Eastern seaboard. With al-Qaeda growing stronger with bolder strikes throughout the world—in Pakistan, Iraq, Kenya, Mali, Algeria, etc—we cannot dismiss this warning. Who knows how many times such prayers have saved millions of lives?
PRAY WITH US: Father God, You created the heavens and the earth. Satan took power over the earth, but You have taken that power away again. You have given Your Son Jesus all authority in heaven and on earth. The nations which You scattered from Babel over the earth are coming together again. The world is getting smaller and more prone to terrorists and rogue states. We take this warning of an EMP attack on US territory seriously. Muslim nations and terrorists in particular are conspiring against You and the gospel of Your kingdom on earth. We confess the many sins of the US—greed, immorality, pornography, abortion, sodomy and evils called good—that are bringing judgment near.
But we ask You to stay that judgment. For Your people in the US are sending out missionaries and resources to further the gospel of Your kingdom. Your judgments are slow and measured, and always tempered with mercy. The enemy wants to kill, steal and destroy with a single blow. Destroy the works of the enemy instead. That is what Your Son Jesus came to do. We plead His blood over the East Coast. We agree with the prayers of Your people who heed this warning that this attack will not come to pass. We agree that tens of millions of lives will be spared. Arise, frustrate this plan, and let Your enemies be scattered. Send the gospel after them that they may repent and turn to You. For Jesus said this gospel must be preached in all the nations—including Muslim-dominated ones—before the end can come. Empower us to reach those nations with the good news and disciple them, as Jesus commanded us. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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