We reserve a few minutes each Sunday to discuss trends that seem to be predicted in the Bible.
We are considered futurists. It’s a good thing. We interpret the unfulfilled prophetic portions of the Book of the Revelation and the Book of Daniel, and all other unfulfilled prophecies, as future events in a literal, physical, apocalyptic, and global context.
Biometrics, Artificial Intelligence, cashless commerce, the manipulation of human DNA, increased surveillance, global government, and the exponential growth of human knowledge are all areas we see corroborating the prophecies of the Bible.
The Mark of the Beast is presented in the Revelation as a means by which the governments of the future will control every aspect of a person’s life.
With this biometric “mark” you will be able to participate in the cashless, contactless society.
Without it you will be severely restricted or entirely cut off from goods and services.
It was easy to dismiss the idea we would ever acquiesce to a more totalitarian, global government. The COVID19 pandemic changed that:
• Civil rights were suspended
• Personal privacy was surrendered.
The so-called “New Normal” does attempt to control us. One example is the push for vaccine passports. I was sent an article titled, Danes present digital coronavirus passport for travel abroad.
The Danish government on Friday presented its digital coronavirus passport enabling people to travel abroad or, in Denmark, go to the hairdresser, a tattoo parlor, dine inside a restaurant or wherever else it is needed.
“The corona passport we present today can be used from July 1 when you can travel within the EU,” said Finance Minister Nicolai Vammen.
During a press conference outside the Copenhagen airport, Health Minister Magnus Heunicke held up his phone to show the app, which only features a QR code and a green bar if the person has been vaccinated twice or recently tested negative for COVID19.
People will either have the code scanned or will flash it before entering an airport, a harbor, a train station, a hairdresser or an eatery.
“It is a solution that is very easy to use,” said Wammen, adding that if it flashes red, it will not say why.
The European Commission told EU member states to start issuing Covid passports if possible before July 1st.
One of President Biden’s executive orders aimed at curbing the pandemic asks government agencies to “assess the feasibility” of linking coronavirus vaccine certificates with other vaccination documents, and producing digital versions.
An article in the LA Times was titled, California encourages venues to require vaccine ‘passports’ – just don’t call them that. The reporter writes, “This month, the state announced reopening rules for indoor live events that give businesses an incentive to demand [vaccination] proof from ticket holders. Businesses can hold larger events when they verify either of the safeguards. “It is a form of a vaccine passport,” said Dr. John Swartzberg, a UC Berkeley infectious-disease expert.
• You might be of the opinion that vaccine passports are necessary.
• You might be of the opinion that they are the precursor to totalitarian global government.
Whatever you and I think, the point I am making is that vaccine passports are exactly what you would expect from reading the Bible.
We believe the resurrection and rapture of the church is 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!