I came across this quote: “Because the Bible is the only book which gives us an accurate forecast of the future, we must turn to its pages in order that we may be delivered from inexcusable ignorance in the present and be prepared as God unfolds His prophetic program.”
We reserve a few minutes to discuss current trends that you’d expect from reading Bible prophecy.
We are futurists. We interpret all unfulfilled prophetic passages as future events that will occur in a literal, physical, apocalyptic, and global context.
Biometrics, Artificial Intelligence, cashless commerce, the manipulation of human DNA, global government, the exponential growth of human knowledge, and the rebirth of national Israel are End Times phenomena the Bible predicts. All of these are increasingly trending in the news.
I can give you an example of what we mean. In the last book of the Bible, the Book of the Revelation, there is a passage that describes a future world-leader. We know him most commonly as the antichrist. Working with him is a guy called the False Prophet.
In the Revelation we read, “[The false prophet] causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name” (13:16-17).
I put my Bible down, go to the internet, and I discover an article titled, The microchip implants that let you pay with your hand.
A tech company is rolling out a microchip that can be implanted in people’s hands with the goal of making contactless payments easier.
London-based Walletmor said the chip will work with the Purewrist app, a digital wallet.
After downloading the app, users will go to a specialist to have a chip installed in their hands that would act in conjunction with the app and businesses that use the app. Once users are completely set up with the microchip and app, they can make payments using the funds in their accounts.
A companion article was titled, Swedish company showcases microchip that can download COVID19 passport status.
Microchip technology introduced in recent years by the Stockholm-based startup, Epicenter, is being presented as a means to store one’s COVID19 vaccine passport under the skin, according to a video from the South China Post that went viral.
The firm has showcased an implant capable of storing a COVID passport that can then be read by any device using the near-field communication (NFC) protocol, according to the video.
Doesn’t the news sound a great deal like the prophecy in the Revelation? Do you not find it amazing that the Bible could predict the possibility of global commerce with contactless payment?
Combine this technology, or some other biometric technology, with the digital dollar and the government will be able to control everything about you.
If the government wants you to go green, they could shut-off your ability to purchase fuel.
If they mandate a vaccine, they could restrict you enough to comply.
If they want to redistribute our wealth, it would require only a push of the button.
The apostle John saw all this.
We believe the resurrection and rapture of the church are imminent. It could happen any moment; nothing needs to happen before it. It will happen before the Great 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!