Daily Devotional for Friday January 13, 2017
The Incredible Vulnerability of the United States to Cyber Attacks
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: (A personal prayer of mine each morning as I awake!) Oh Lord, help me today to pick up my mantle, whatever you have deemed that to be, and be faithful. Give me your strength to be all that you have called me to be, and to lead in whatever capacity I have been called to for this season. It is time for your children, men, women, young adults, to rise up and be counted for you in these last days. Guide me oh great Jehovah as I live and lead for YOU! In the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ I pray…AMEN!
The incredible vulnerability of the United States to cyber attacks, espionage, theft, and hacking by the Chinese and Russian governments! Ten years ago I shared this warning and was called paranoid, a fear merchant. Welcome to the reality of this potential life-changing nightmare that nobody is taking for granted any longer! Most people have no idea the extent of hacking, theft, and espionage takes place in cyber space on a DAILY basis! Not only is the US totally vulnerable in these areas, but because the infrastructure of our entire lives is now computer based, life as we know it could end in a moment!
As I have shared over the years about God's pending judgment on this nation for our sin and wickedness, the natural question I often get is how would it be possible for God to punish this nation similar to when He punished the children of Israel many times for their rebellion. I have shared in the past how God could easily impact the lives of every man, woman, and child through the economy, how Islam could become the United States Babylon, but the fact is the easiest way for God to end life as we know it literally overnight would be by destroying our computer infrastructure.
I have talked to you in the past about the possibility of being attacked by an EMP bomb (ElectroMagneticPulse bomb), or E-bomb. Without getting to technical, it is a missile that is shot into space, detonated miles above its target, and emits an electromagnetic mist over its target. The result is all computers are rendered useless. TV and radio signals are blocked. Anything with electronics in it, like your car for instance, are damaged. Just think about having computers rendered useless. There would be no electricity, no water, no communications, no banking, no air traffic, no ANYTHING that is dependent upon computers. In an instant, the affected area goes from the 21st century back to the stone age!
With all of our daily lives dependent upon computers to turn on our lights, get water, put gas in our car, shop, bank, to do ANYTHING, destroying our computer infrastructure by a foreign enemy would take us back into the stone-age overnight! Every day companies have corporate secrets stolen, have the private information of their customers stolen, often have their internet operations held ransom , in addition to simple hacking and intentional destruction of websites and information stored online.
The vast percentage of this activity is not being conducted by organized criminal groups here and around the world, but by foreign governments! It is KNOWN that most of this activity is being conducted by the Chinese and Russian governments. Again, not organizations within China or Russia, but the actual governments themselves!!! To be fair, I have no doubt our own government is involved in similar efforts, but the fact remains corporate America as well as city, state, and government operations are ALL vulnerable to attacks on their cyber infrastructure!
Please understand, this can happen without the foot of one foreign soldier ever stepping on US soil. This is not a James Bond fantasy device. It exists today! My whole purpose today is not to scare anyone, but to help inform and educate you. I hear people all the time act like we are such a great and powerful nation and are immune even from God's judgment. People tell me all the time that they can't see God doing anything to us. I am certain that the children of Israel felt the same way. They were the beneficiaries of God's blessings and no doubt felt they were safe and secure from their enemies and even from God Himself.
Yet the Bible clearly documents how God did judge the children of Israel, many times, for their sin and rebellion. I am certain that in the years, months, weeks, and days prior to God's judgment falling, they arrogantly lived in open rebellion to God and His Truth, almost like they were taunting Him to do something. Most I am sure, were so blinded by their sin they didn't even think for a second God might hold them accountable for their sins, even though we have the record of Scripture where God's prophets in those days warned the people to repent and turn back to God or face His wrath and judgment. Sadly, the people didn't listen.
*WE SIMPLY CAN'T KEEP LIVING DAY AFTER DAY, WEEK AFTER WEEK, MONTH AFTER MONTH, YEAR AFTER YEAR IN BLATANT AND UNREPENTANT REBELLION TO GOD AND ARROGANTLY THINK THAT WE WON'T HAVE TO PAY A PRICE FOR OUR SINS! WE ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE BY GOD FOR OUR SINS AS INDIVIDUALS, AND WE WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE BY GO FOR OUR SINS AS A NATION!!!
I love you and care about you so much. My friend, this is not a time to run and hide in fear, but a time to stand up and be counted. We are God's children, we are the remnant, we are the ones who must warn this nation and world of God's pending judgment and wrath. God will not be mocked. He will not sit back in silence very much longer. We are not due His wrath and judgment, we are OVERDUE His wrath and judgment!
I wonder what the people of Sodom and Gomorrah were doing the morning the fire and brimstone rained out of the heavens and destroyed their cities. I imagine they were simply living their lives, totally oblivious to what was about to happen to them. They were so lost in their sin and rebellion to God they didn't even think for one second that He would judge them one day. I submit to you that the people in this nation are no different than the people of Sodom and Gomorrah!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,