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(A Novel about the End Times)
[Note: Baltania is a fictional country within the Eurasian landmass. At one time, it had a communistic past. During a third world war, communism revived in this country as its armies conquered Europe. Since we do not want to point fingers at any particular country, we will not name this country or coalition of countries.]
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[𝕲 See Isaiah 41:10, John 16:13, Psalm 23, Psalm 91, and Psalm 18.]
[Isaiah 41:10: "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."]
[𝕸. "...but we must look to who God is..." See Isaiah 26:3-4 and Matthew 6:21-24.]
[Isaiah 26:3-4 says: " Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.  Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:"]
Once all the people had passed through the opening into the concrete corridor, one of the men called down to Daniel, "Daniel, the door is open. Should it be shut? If so, I don't know how to shut it."
The Chadian man stopped on the stairs and looked up at the man who was leaning over the railing.
"I should have remained behind to shut it," Daniel said. "Thanks for reminding me. I'll hurry over there and flip the 'closing' switch."
Daniel climbed up the steps as fast as he safely could. Then, he hustled down the corridor until he reached a small, metal box fastened to a wall near the corridor entrance. He opened a small flap in the box, revealing a red switch, and he flipped it. As it snapped into a new position, the secret door slowly and quietly began to move back into its closed position, humming as it did. After several seconds had passed, the heavy door thumped shut, sealing off the corridor from the basement hallway.
Then, satisfied it was closed, Daniel jogged back down the corridor to rejoin his family at the stairwell. The group was waiting patiently for him near the stairs. After he had rejoined them, he, Monika, and the rest of the group continued descending the flight of stairs.