“The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and terrible day of Hashem come.” Joel 3:4
An end-of-days scenario that was impossible, even irrelevant, not so long ago is now being developed by America and Israel’s enemies in a manner that fits perfectly into Biblical prophecy. Experts predict it could wipe out 90 percent of America’s population and render the military ineffective, but if used against our enemies, it might even go unnoticed.
An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is a powerful burst of electromagnetic energy capable of destroying susceptible electronic equipment over a wide area. EMPs do not harm living organisms or physical structures, but a single pulse can entirely disable a modern country by rendering all electronics useless. This would include disabling computers and permanently wiping out memory.
Shutting down electronics is more than an inconvenience. In its first report eleven years ago, the Congressional EMP Commission warned that one EMP attack could kill up to 90 percent of America’s civilian population within one year through starvation, disease, and societal collapse.
This scenario conforms to how the Prophet Joel described the end of days.
The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and terrible day of Hashem come. Joel 3:4
The most powerful source of an EMP is a high-altitude nuclear detonation. One specialized nuclear EMP device detonated 300 kilometers over the center of the US would generate an EMP field over all 48 contiguous states.
In an interview in September on Israel News Talk Radio, Rabbi Alon Anava discussed three possible end-of-days scenarios based on Zechariah.
And it shall come to pass that in all the land saith Hashem two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. Zechariah 13:8
He stated that one possibility is a nuclear-generated EMP attack.
“There are prophecies that there is going to be an 11-second war. That can only be a nuclear war,” Rabbi Anava said, noting that an EMP attack was especially likely. Such an attack, the rabbis said, would return America to “the 18th century by completely burning out anything that has electronics in it.”
Joshua Wander, a member of National Emergency Management Agency of Israel, told Breaking Israel News that an EMP is one of the scenarios they are concerned about.