The Bible accurately foretells specific events – in precise detail – sometimes even centuries before they occur.

Approximately 2500 prophecies appear in the pages of the Bible.  About 2000, or 80%, have already been fulfilled to the letter, with no errors.

Because we know that the remaining 500 or so prophecies will definitely be fulfilled, we look for news, and trends, that you’d expect to be taking place.

You might call them the signs of the times.

Most of our updates discuss advances in personal identification technology.  In the first century, while exiled for his faith in Jesus, the apostle John received the Revelation of Jesus Christ.  He saw a future in which every citizen would have a personal identifier in them, or on them.  Without that identifier, a person will be unable to buy or sell anything, or conduct any of life’s normal business.

What was beyond far-fetched in the first century is happening today.   There is an explosion of technology in this area.

One of the most recent articles I came across was titled, Researchers develop ‘Faceless Recognition System’ to identify hidden faces in photos.

Excerpts:

Researchers in Germany have developed a ‘Faceless Recognition System’ that can identify people even when their faces are obscured, using cues from the head and body to make accurate predictions.

Researchers at the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics show that blurring or un-tagging photos on the internet doesn’t necessarily prevent facial recognition systems from identifying you.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3730045/Researchers-develop-Faceless-Recognition-identify-hidden-faces-photos.html

Another article makes it plain that in today’s digital world, privacy is a thing of the past.  It was titled, This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult.

Excerpts:

Forget telephoto lenses and fake mustaches: The most important tools for America’s 35,000 private investigators are database subscription services.  For more than a decade, professional snoops have been able to search troves of public and nonpublic records – known addresses, DMV records, photographs of a person’s car – and condense them into comprehensive reports costing as little as $10. 

Now they can combine that information with the kinds of things marketers know about you, such as which politicians you donate to, what you spend on groceries, and whether it’s weird that you ate in last night, to create a portrait of your life and predict your behavior.

IDI, a year-old company in the so-called data-fusion business, is the first to centralize and weaponize all that information for its customers.  The Boca Raton, Fla., company’s database service, idiCORE, combines public records with purchasing, demographic, and behavioral data.  Chief Executive Officer Derek Dubner says the system isn’t waiting for requests from clients – it’s already built a profile on every American adult, including young people who wouldn’t be swept up in conventional databases, which only index transactions.  “We have data on that 21-year-old who’s living at home with mom and dad,” he says.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-05/this-company-has-built-a-profile-on-every-american-adult

This type of personal identification technology, and this trend towards surrendering privacy, are exactly what you’d expect from reading End Times prophecies.

While we look for signs of the times, there is one event that has no sign.  It is presented as being imminent – meaning, it could occur at any moment.

Jesus will come and resurrect the dead believers, than snatch-away those who are alive.  We call this the Rapture of the church.

Are you ready for the rapture?  If not, get ready, stay ready, and keep looking up.  Ready or not, Jesus is coming!