A section of a story I did several years back from my book, “A HIDDEN PLACE.”
9. A Land in Tumult
It didn’t take long before the effects of what had just happened were to be seen in everyday life.
Many people were stuck in traffic, trying to talk to their bosses or wives, and then the signal from their cell phones was lost.
Many businesses weren’t able to function because of the lack of cell phone service as well the internet being disabled. An entire nation was now without its eyes in many ways.
The only thing that was functioning was a branch of the government that had their own means of communication via a server that had been developed in case something like this would occur.
The military branches had also known that something like this might happen at some point. They were however, in the dark because of what had just happened in space.
The airlines were in a state of panic. All of their means of scheduling was now lost. Thousands upon thousands of flights had to be canceled.
Trips and vacations didn’t happen, as well as hundreds of other important meetings that demanded flight travel.
Many if not all, of the hospitals throughout the land were affected. Many doctors were communicating with other hospitals via Skype, but now this wasn’t available to them.
They had certain procedures that were planned and they had seeded some advice from others who were experts in their field.
Many of the aged in nursing homes could not communicate with their families, and they fell into depression, and just felt like giving up
Instead, it was decided to have soothing music piped throughout the hospitals. The thought was that this might help alleviate some of the panic and fear that was beginning to surface.
Those that had mental illness were particularly affected, as this change in their everyday life and routines, dramatically caused many to go into a psychosis.
Extra dozes of their medicine were prescribed, in the hopes that this might bring them some much needed peace and comfort.
But several throughout the land didn’t find any comfort in their medication at this time. No amount of Seroquel or Lithium could quell their fears or alleviate their anxieties.
Many flocked to churches and entered their doors at all hours of the night and day. They prayed to God that something would be done in the midst of this great crisis.
In one particular church in Philadelphia, several people came into the sanctuary to pray, but they found out very soon that they couldn’t.
Just as they had come into the church a crowd of people had hurried in and began destroying everything. They cursed at God, and blamed him for everything that was happening.
“Why would you allow this to happen in our land?” they said.
“We have always come to church every Sunday. We paid our tithes and offerings. We taught Sunday school. We prophesied. We healed the sick. We even gave to the building fund, and attended the weekly bible study.”
“We just don’t understand!”
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!,’” Matthew 7:21-23.
These had carried rocks and bricks into the church sanctuary and had begun to throw them at the altar, destroying the candlestick holders and other parts of it. The lectern was virtually destroyed, and several of the pews were getting hammered and began to fall apart.
If one would have gone back into the church office they would have seen the pastor. His hands were on his head, and he was sobbing.
“All of the things that I believed are not true. I told the people that they would be safe and that you would take them out of the troubles of this world.”
He had forgotten the words of Jesus that said,
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world,” John 16:33.
Those in the past who had called themselves sovereign citizens now had gone all out in their lives. They had always decided that the 14th amendment didn’t apply to them.
They didn’t need or carry any driver’s licenses, or other forms of ID, because they followed another law. They had never trusted the government and now they knew that they couldn’t.
They lived off the land and carried their rifles and pistols with them wherever they went. They home-schooled their children because what was taught in school was never actually true, they thought. Now, they trusted the educational system even less than they had before.
Anyone that might cross them or even disagree with them in the slightest way, was met with the barrel of a gun to their eyes.
The police force was also greatly hampered because of their lack of communication. Grocery and department stores were being looted night and day.
People grabbed whatever they could find because they didn’t know when they might run out of food or water, or any of the basic necessities.
And yet in spite of all of the chaos and fear that was prevalent, many families discovered ways of trying to make the best of it.
Without the use of their smart phones and the internet, they found out that they could actually spend some quality time together.
The ate their meals together, and discovered some of the old games and puzzles that had been hidden in their closets from years past.
They went to the parks and rode their bicycles. They pushed their children on the swings and the merry-go-rounds. It was like returning to a bye gone era. It was like returning to the Industrial Revolution.
But still much of the land was in panic. Many went to their banks and withdraw their money. They didn’t trust the institutions with their funds because at any time, all of it could have easily been lost they thought.
How could they prove that it was their money if they didn’t have proof? And yet many had trusted in the almighty dollar but now another nation that had already owned much of the land, would become greater.
Man had trusted in his ability to make wealth and now everything that had once had could very easily just drift away. The almighty dollar was going to lose its value.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?