We focus on Bible prophecy each week for about five-minutes, calling it a “Prophecy Update.”

With somewhere around 500 prophecies regarding the Last Days that are yet to be fulfilled, we ought to be able to identify trends in the world that are to be expected in light of those prophecies.

In the future seven-year Great Tribulation, the antichrist’s assistant will “cause 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.”

Whatever the dreaded Mark of the Beast turns out to be, it will involve total, authoritarian control over the lives of those who submit to it. It also suggests a massive invasion of, or even loss of, personal privacy.

Thus you’d expect a trend towards the invasion of, or loss of, privacy.

Mark Zuckerberg is the founder of FaceBook. A recent article posted on wired.com was titled, ZUCKERBERG WANTS FACEBOOK TO BUILD A MIND-READING MACHINE.

Excerpts:

There [is] this promising new technology, he explained, a brain-computer interface, which Facebook has been researching.

The idea is to allow people to use their thoughts to navigate intuitively through augmented reality…

The technology that Zuckerberg described is a shower-cap-looking device that surrounds a brain and discovers connections between particular thoughts and particular blood flows or brain activity, presumably to assist the glasses or headsets manufactured by Oculus VR, which is part of Facebook.

Already, Zuckerberg said, researchers can distinguish when a person is thinking of a giraffe or an elephant based on neural activity. Typing with your mind would work off of the same principles.

https://www.wired.com/story/zuckerberg-wants-facebook-to-build-mind-reading-machine/

The article also mentioned, “Facebook already follows you around as you make your way through the world via the GPS in the smartphone in your pocket, and, likewise, follows you across the internet via code implanted in your browser.”

I’m going to go on record saying that Mark Zuckerberg is not the antichrist; and FaceBook is not the Mark of the Beast.

I am saying this is just the kind of trend you’d expect from reading the Bible literally as a futurist.

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!