These are exciting times for believers in Christ who are interested in Bible prophecy. Many things that are suggested by unfulfilled, future prophecies seem to be trending like never before.
We reserve a few minutes Sunday morning to discuss some of those things. We are careful to use recognized, reliable sources for news and information.
We’re not saying the things we report are the fulfillment of prophecy – only that they are the things you’d expect from reading the Bible literally.
Jesus said that the End Times would be “As it was in the days of Noah.” He told us more precisely, “For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage…” (Matthew 24:38).
Back in Genesis, in the days before the flood, we read,
Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose. There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
“Sons of God” is a term meaning angels. Fallen angels were marrying, and mating with, human women.
These are the marriages Jesus was referencing.
Their offspring, called “giants,” were a kind of human-angel hybrid. Satan was attempting to corrupt human DNA. Perhaps that is why the Scripture tells us that Noah was “perfect in his generations,” a word that can mean descendants (Genesis 6:9).
This might be referring to his DNA being fully human, thus his kids could repopulate the earth with human DNA once the flood did away with the corruption.
(That was a very quick overview. If you want to know more about this stuff, we did a series called The Days of Noah. It’s on the website & available as a podcast).
You would expect DNA to be a huge topic in the End Times. It is.
The latest information I came across is, quite frankly, terrifying. Here’s the tag line of the report that aired on 60 Minutes: US officials say the Chinese government is trying to collect Americans’ DNA.
The interviews featured three experts:
➡ Bill Evanina, who recently stepped down as the top counterintelligence official in the US, and is a veteran of both the FBI and CIA.
Supervisory Special Agent Edward You, a former biochemist turned FBI investigator.
Sophie Richardson, director of the China program for Human Rights Watch.
Different branches of government have taken action over the past year to stem the tide of our medical data flowing to China. The quest to control our biodata has become the new space race.
Edward You: The authoritarian government of China has been boldly open about their ambitions to beat the West and reap the benefits of advances in DNA science and technology. They absolutely want to be the dominant leader in this biological age. They are building out a huge domestic database. And if they are now able to supplement that with data from all around the world, it’s all about who gets the largest, most diverse data set. And so, the ticking time bomb is that once they’re able to achieve true artificial intelligence, then they’re off to the races in what they can do with that data.
Bill Evanina: Current estimates are that 80% of American adults have had all of their personally identifiable information stolen by the Communist Party of China.
The concern is that the Chinese regime is taking all that information about us – what we eat, how we live, when we exercise and sleep – and then combining it with our DNA data. With information about heredity and environment, suddenly they know more about us than we know about ourselves.
Edward You: Think about the dawn of the Internet of Things and the 5G networks and smart homes and smart cities. There are going to be sensors everywhere. It’s gonna be tracking your movement, your behavior, your habits. And ultimately, it’s gonna have a biological application. Data is absolutely gonna be the new oil.
This next piece of news is really disturbing.
The Communist Party is already using DNA data against populations within China.
Sophie Richardson: China has rounded up more than a million Uyghurs, Chinese citizens who are a Muslim minority, and jailed them in camps. They’re being subjected to political indoctrination. They can’t use their own language. They’re not allowed to worship. Those people are highly restricted in how they can live their lives.
It’s a region that’s awash in surveillance technology, ranging from facial recognition software, surveillance cameras, data doors, and Wi-Fi sniffers.
Part of the social control includes the forced collection of DNA. Under the guise of free physicals for Uyghurs, Richardson says China is actually collecting DNA and other biometric data that’s then used specifically to identify people, target other family members and refine facial recognition software. And those, national security officials say, are just the uses we know about.
According to the BBC, “Women in China’s reeducation camps for Uyghurs have been systematically raped, sexually abused, and tortured.”
The 60 Minutes interview ended by saying, “It’s not just China that’s recognized what a valuable commodity your DNA can be. Some of the fastest-growing US tech companies are in this space, as well. In fact, you may have already surrendered your DNA by spitting in a tube.” (A reference to at-home SARS-CoV-2 spit tests that millions of Americans have participated in).
DNA manipulation… Totalitarian control… Surrender or seizure of privacy… Enhanced Artificial Intelligence… Pervasive surveillance. Not to mention globalism, a cashless economy, and the technology necessary to be identified by your biometrics.
This is just the kind of stuff that we expect from a literal, futurist reading of unfulfilled Bible prophecy.
We believe the resurrection and rapture of the church is imminent. It could happen any moment; nothing needs to happen before it. It will definitely happen before the Tribulation.
Jesus will return in the clouds. He will raise the dead in Christ. He will transform the bodies of living believers to glorified, resurrection bodies.
We will all join Him in Heaven while the earth endures one final seven-year campaign of severe evangelism.
Are you ready for the rapture? If not, Get ready; Stay ready; Keep looking up.
Ready or not, Jesus is coming!