Dr. James Gray, the third president of Moody Bible Institute, once noted, “Taking it in bulk, more than one-half of the Bible is predictive, so no further reason is necessary as to why Christians should study prophecy.”
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 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, one-world religion, and the rebirth of national Israel are End Times developments the Bible predicts.
All of these are increasingly trending in the news.
The Revelation of Jesus Christ was written down by the apostle John while he was exiled on the Island of Patmos. He described a future, global, government that would exercise far-reaching authoritarian tactics. For example, the government will be able to identify you by some sort of technology called a “mark” in or on your hand or forehead.
The future is an intrusive surveillance state.
Facial recognition, retinal scans, palm scans, and implanted chips are the tip of the technology iceberg that exist and are currently in use. Any of them could be used by government to restrict buying and selling, restrict travel, or pretty much anything else.
Authoritarian government goes hand-in-hand with surveillance. I read an article titled, Al Gore’s Latest ‘Solution’ To Climate Change Is Mass Surveillance.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Gore declared that technology created by the so called Climate TRACE coalition will monitor greenhouse gas emissions and root out the culprits.“We get data consistently from 300 existing satellites, more than 11,000 ground-based, air-based, sea-based sensors, multiple internet data streams, and using artificial intelligence,” Gore explained, adding, “We can now accurately determine where the greenhouse gas emissions are coming from.”
Gore, who in 2008 said there would be no polar ice caps left within five years, continued, “And next year we’ll have it down to the level of every single power plant, refinery, every large ship, every plane, every waste dump, and we’ll have the identities of the people who are responsible for each of those greenhouse gas emission streams.”
“If investors or governments, or civil society activists want to hold them responsible, they will have the information upon which to base their action and holding them responsible,” Gore proclaimed.
Governments are flexing their authoritarian muscles by ordering more sweeping pandemic mandates. Austria’s chancellor stepped up threats of lockdown measures for unvaccinated people.
New rules took effect barring unvaccinated people who haven’t recovered from an infection from restaurants, hotels, hairdressing salons, and large public events.
Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said that a lockdown for the unvaccinated is “probably unavoidable” and that the unvaccinated face an “uncomfortable” winter and Christmas. “I don’t see why two-thirds should lose their freedom because one-third is dithering,” Schallenberg said.
CNBC reported Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla saying, “People who spread misinformation on COVID19 vaccines are criminals.” “They’re criminals because they have literally cost millions of lives.”
He then offered this cryptic comment: “The only thing that stands between the new way of life and the current way of life is, frankly, hesitancy to vaccinations.”
Read the Bible and you expect a trend towards surveillance and authoritarian government.
Read the news and you see the world rapidly trending toward a surveillance state that will control its citizens.
We believe the resurrection and rapture of the church are imminent. It could happen at any moment; nothing needs to happen before it. It will occur before the Great Tribulation.
Are you ready for the rapture? If not, Get ready; Stay ready; Keep looking up.
Ready or not, Jesus is coming!