We focus on prophecy each week for about five-minutes.
It’s more than a curiosity; it’s extremely practical. The apostle Paul said: “[know] the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed” (Romans 13:11).
After discussing the last days, the apostle Peter said, “what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God” (Second Peter 3:11-12).
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 trend predicted by the Bible is biometric identification. Centuries ago, the apostle John was shown a future in which all business would be transacted by what he described as a “mark” on a person’s hand or forehead. It sounds like some form of biometrics.
What was once ridiculed as something beyond science fiction is today becoming commonplace.
There are any number of biometric identifiers in place. Fingerprints… Vein scans… Palm prints… Imbedded microchips… Retinal scans… These are just a few of the ones that are already in use.
I read an article this week titled, Delta says USA’s ‘first biometric terminal’ is ready to go at Atlanta airport.
Delta says the Atlanta airport’s Terminal F has become the “first biometric terminal” in the United States where passengers can use facial recognition technology “from curb to gate.”
And Delta has already announced plans to offer the technology at another of its hubs: Detroit.
Delta has been rolling out biometric features gradually since October. Now, starting on December 1, all Delta passengers traveling on flights to international destinations will be able to take advantage of the biometric options for all parts of their journey when departing from the airport’s Terminal F.
Delta says customers enter their passport information during online check-in. Or, at the airport, customers can scan their passport to check in. Next, passengers can click “look” as they check in at one of Delta’s automated kiosks. Travelers’ face scans will be matched to passport or visa photos on file with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Delta says customers have the same option as they “approach the camera at the counter in the lobby, the TSA checkpoint or when boarding at the gate.”
Read the Bible and this is the kind of Last Days news you’d expect.
As believers, we 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!