We like to spend a few minutes each Sunday talking about trends and Bible prophecy.
There are approximately 500 yet-to-be-fulfilled prophecies. Knowing what they say, we expect to see certain trends in the world. We’re not saying these trends are the fulfillment of prophecy – only that things seem to be unfolding just as you’d expect.
One intriguing prophecy is found in the Book of Daniel:
Dan 12:4 “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”
That last phrase, “knowledge shall increase,” means that the “time of the end” will be marked by an exponential growth in human knowledge.
One source said this:
In 1982, inventor Buckminster Fuller estimated how long it took for all accumulated and transmitted knowledge up until the year One AD to double in size. His estimate was about 1500 years, followed by another doubling after only 250 years, to about 1750. By 1900, only 150 years later, the amount of knowledge, in Fuller’s estimate, had doubled again. Clearly on an exponential trajectory, the process of doubling the accumulated knowledge in the world was estimated to be between one and two years at the beginning of the 21st century. Now, 17 years later, the doubling of knowledge is every 12 hours.
Another source I found reported that, “Many authors claim that knowledge creation is accelerating at a rate even faster than an exponential one.”
But it isn’t just knowledge itself that is accelerating. So is our ability to learn.
MSN.com posted an article titled, Scientists discover how to ‘upload knowledge to your brain.’
Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe.
Researchers claim to have developed a simulator which can feed information directly into a person’s brain and teach them new skills in a shorter amount of time, comparing it to “life imitating art.”
They believe it could be the first steps in developing advanced software that will make Matrix-style instant learning a reality.
They’re not saying you can become a Kung-fu master in a matter of seconds; but they are on track for that to become reality.
Reading the Bible from a literal, futurist perspective – this is exactly the kind of trend you’d expect.
You’d mostly expect that Jesus could return at any moment.
Jesus promised He’d return to rapture His church – which entails the resurrection of the dead in Christ of the Church Age, then the translation from earth to Heaven of all living believers.
It is presented in the Bible as an imminent (any-moment) event.
Are you ready for the rapture? If not, get ready, stay ready, and keep looking up. Ready or not, Jesus is coming!