Prophecy Update #665 – Arrogate, Mandate, Intimidate

We reserve a few minutes each Sunday to discuss current world trends that you’d expect from reading Bible prophecy.

We are futurists. We interpret the unfulfilled prophetic portions of the Book of Daniel and the Book of the Revelation, and all other unfulfilled Bible prophecies, as future events occurring 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 Israel as a nation are all areas we see corroborating the End Times prophecies of the Bible.

The trend this week has been mandating COVID19 vaccination and the requirement to show proof in order to function in society.

First, some international news:

In Italy, starting August 6th the unvaccinated are not allowed to access indoor facilities including restaurants, museums, cinema, gyms, etc. They are not allowed to take domestic flights or use the trains.

In Moscow, two million people in public facing jobs, including frontline health workers, have been told they must be vaccinated by the city’s mayor after a spike in cases. Businesses will be monitored to make sure they comply – at least 60% of employees must have a first dose by July 15 or firms risk being fined.

Saudi Arabia takes perhaps the hardest line: no jab, no job. In May, its government said employees in the public, private, and non-profit sectors must be vaccinated before they can return to work.

https://www.bmj.com/content/373/bmj.n1645

Starting August 8, Israelis must present a vaccination certificate or a negative Covid test if they want to attend cinemas, theaters, amusement parks, football matches or any outdoor and indoor activities involving more than 100. Synagogues are not exempt.

https://www.newstatesman.com/world/middle-east/2021/07/how-israel-s-new-vaccine-sanctions-could-boost-support-covid-19-passports

Around half of Australia’s 25 million people are in lockdown across several cities and states. The lockdown – in place until at least August 28th – bars people from leaving their home except for essential exercise, shopping, caregiving and other reasons. Australia has deployed hundreds of soldiers to Sydney to help with enforcement.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/25/covid-sydney-police-punish-anti-lockdown-protesters

Closer to home:

The Biden administration on July 29 stated that federal workers and contractors will have to show proof of vaccination against COVID19 or else wear masks, engage in social distancing, and submit to regular COVID19 testing. The Biden administration will also recommend the same model to employers across the United States.

“The US Department of Justice concluded in an opinion that federal law does not prohibit public agencies and private businesses from requiring COVID19 vaccines under the FDA’s emergency use authorization.”

On July 26, the U.S. Department of Veterans said they would require some of their government workers to get the COVID19 shot or be tested weekly. They became the first federal agency to mandate the vaccine.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/department-of-justice-declares-covid-19-vaccine-mandates-legal_3920759.html

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that the entire city workforce – some 340,000 people – will be mandated by mid-September to get vaccinated against the coronavirus or be tested weekly. He said, “We’ve got to shake people at this point and say ‘C’mon now.’ We tried voluntary. We could not have been more kind and compassionate as a country… free testing, incentives, friendly warm embrace – the voluntary phase is over.”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky suggested that vaccine passport-style systems might be implemented in the United States.

The California State University statewide system announced they would be joining the growing list of entities and require that those students returning to campus this fall must be vaccinated against COVID19. All faculty, staff, and students are covered under the new requirement and must give vaccination certification to their school by September 30th.

https://californiaglobe.com/fr/california-state-university-makes-getting-covid-vaccine-mandatory-on-campuses/

California will soon require state employees and all healthcare workers to provide proof of COVID19 inoculation or get tested at least once a week.
There are 246,000 state employees in California who are expected to be affected by the order. Additionally, there are at least 2 million healthcare workers in the public and private sectors in the state who fall under the mandate, the Associated Press reported. 

Governor Newsom vowed California will have the “strongest vaccine verification system in the US.”

https://www.businessinsider.com/newsom-california-vaccine-verification-system-covid-19-mandate-2021-7

Set aside your personal opinions and biases about COVID19 and vaccinations and look at this trend prophetically.

During the future Great Tribulation, “all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, [must] 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” (Revelation 13:16-17).

In other words, citizens will be mandated to participate in a system by which they must show proof of compliance in order to be allowed to work or shop or dine or take in entertainment. Without proof, their livelihood and lifestyles will be restricted.

Citizens are – today – being mandated to participate in a system by which they must show proof of compliance in order to be allowed to work or shop or dine or take in entertainment. Without proof, their livelihood and lifestyles are being restricted.

One more piece of news. The Calvert Journal reported that in Moscow you can receive a temporary tattoo to prove your COVID19 status. “Created by food courier service Delivery Club and Everink Tattoo, the new service is aimed at Muscovites who need a QR pass to enter bars and restaurants. The link proves that the holder is either fully vaccinated, has had COVID19 in the past six months, or has had a recent negative PCR test.”

The COVID19 mandates, whether necessary or not, have accelerated global acceptance of invasive social credit by which governments control all behavior.

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!

Prophecy Update #664 – Passport Surrender

We reserve a few minutes each Sunday to discuss current world trends that you’d expect from reading Bible prophecy.

We are futurists. We interpret the unfulfilled prophetic portions of the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation, and all other unfulfilled Bible prophecies, as future events occurring 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 Israel as a nation are all areas we see corroborating the End Times prophecies of the Bible.

There is a lot of news about Vaccine Passports. One columnist wrote the following op-ed piece:

Vaccine passports are the latest rage around the world requiring proof of vaccination to enter restaurants, bars, or travel on public transportation. 

New York has created the “Excelsior Pass,” European countries are developing a Digital Green Certificate, and social control disguised as disease control is infecting the public domain. 

A system of passports promotes a type of social control reminiscent of what we see in dictatorships.  Can you imagine living in a world where you could be prevented from shopping, taking a bus, vacationing, visiting your family without a state sanctioned passport?  

The vaccine passport platform system currently in Israel and planned for a growing number of countries is a social credit system which is implemented currently in China that dominates the everyday lives of the Chinese people.  China’s social credit system allows the government to find “dissidents” who disagree with China’s policies and have them detained within minutes.  

The system can judge citizens’ behavior and trustworthiness. Forget to return your library books on time? Owe a parking ticket? Express your point of view too loudly?  You could lose certain rights, such as booking a flight or train ticket. 

Once vaccine passports are rolled out, adding functionalities to the backend would be simple.  Their implementation could lead to profound public manipulation and control.  Once governments and corporations get this kind of power, where does it end?   

George Orwell aptly wrote in his dystopian novel 1984, “We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.”   

https://www.blueridgenow.com/story/news/2021/04/28/vaccine-passports-bad-idea/7339701002/

Obviously we will have to wait to see how far the governments of the world push Vaccine Passports.

I point to it as a trend you’d expect from reading the Bible because a system similar to this will exist in the future Great Tribulation.

Utilizing a mandatory “mark” in or on the right hand or forehead, the governments of the world will control the behaviors of all people in just the kind of ways the article I quoted states.

The technology exists to achieve this almost overnight. The COVID19 pandemic is accelerating our acceptance of this type of system.

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!

Prophecy Update #663 – Vac La France

We reserve a few minutes each Sunday to discuss current world trends that you’d expect from reading Bible prophecy.

We are futurists. We interpret the unfulfilled prophetic portions of the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation, and all other unfulfilled Bible prophecies, as future events occurring 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 Israel as a nation are all areas we see corroborating the End Times prophecies of the Bible.

The article I was drawn to this week was titled, French President Sets Stricter Health Rules.

Excerpts:

French president Emmanuel Macron has announced new health rules to contain the spread of the Delta variant of COVID19.

The key measure announced by Macron will make the EU Digital Covid Certificate – commonly called “health pass” – mandatory in all cultural venues, including cinemas, theaters and concert halls starting on July 21. Starting in August, the health pass will be mandatory in cafes, shops, restaurants, as well as trains and planes, among other places.

Until now, the certificate was only required at festivals and any events gathering more than 5,000 people.

Macron is also making the vaccine mandatory for all doctors, nurses and caregivers, as well as people with health conditions or those considered “vulnerable.”

https://variety.com/2021/global/news/emmanuel-macron-covid-health-pass-mandatory-1235017731/

Another article was titled, Prepare for mandatory COVID vaccines in September, US Army tells command.

Mandatory vaccination that will require proof for a person to travel, for employment, dining, entertainment, and anything else that a government deems necessary, sounds too much like the Last Days prediction that at some point everyone on Earth will be subjected to a contactless, cashless system of commerce involving a ‘mark’ on your hand or forehead. And all of it is becoming more global in scope.

COVID19 vaccination is not the Mark of the Beast. Whether or not you get vaccinated is up to you.

I am pointing to the trend the pandemic has set in terms of accelerating acceptance of the kind of system described in the Revelation.

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!

Prophecy Update #662 – Knock, Knock, It’s The President

We reserve a few minutes each Sunday to discuss current trends in the light of Bible prophecy.

We are futurists. We interpret the unfulfilled prophetic portions of the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation, and all other unfulfilled prophecies, as future events occurring in a literal, physical, apocalyptic, and global context.

Biometrics, Artificial Intelligence, cashless commerce, the manipulation of human DNA, global government, and the exponential growth of human knowledge are all areas we see corroborating the End Times prophecies of the Bible.

We have for many decades understood from Bible prophecy that the End Times would feature a cashless, contactless global system of economics. Something in or on a person’s hand or forehead will allow them to conduct all necessary business and commerce.

The world leader we commonly call the antichrist will take control of this system and thereby take control of his citizens.

One pretty good argument against this ever happening was that the world’s governments would never be able to force everyone into participation. It’s an argument that is being undermined before our eyes, thanks to the global pandemic.

I read a post on MedicalExpress.com titled, Compulsory jabs: Pressure grows on anti-vaxxers.

Excerpts:

A growing number of countries and territories around the world are forcing people to be vaccinated against COVID19.

Tajikistan and the Vatican are among the rare countries imposing vaccinations on all adults. In ex-Soviet Tajikistan the official news agency has published a government decree obliging all over 18s to be vaccinated, without giving further details.

In the Vatican, the world’s smallest state, vaccinations were made obligatory for residents and workers in February, with those refusing liable to be sacked.

Italian doctors and health workers in the public and private sector must get vaccinated or face being banned from working directly with patients.

On June 16 the British government announced all care home staff in England will need to be fully vaccinated. If approved by parliament, the new legislation means anyone working in a care home must have two doses of a vaccine from October unless they have a medical exemption. The rules will apply to all workers employed directly by the care home, as well as to agency workers and volunteers.

The mayor of Moscow ordered mandatory jabs for residents of the Russian capital working in the service industry on June 16. Some 60 percent of all service industry workers in Moscow – just over two million people – were ordered to be fully vaccinated by August 15.

Since then other localities have taken similar measures, including badly-hit Saint Petersburg.

Kazakhstan on July 1 ordered mandatory coronavirus vaccinations for a wide range of workers who come into contact with others. Those who refuse will be restricted from working face-to-face with other people.

The city of San Francisco has announced it will require all municipal employees to be vaccinated or they could face penalties up to and including dismissal. The new rule will not take effect until the vaccines have received full approval from the US Food and Drug Administration, which has so far given the green light for their use on an emergency basis due to the pandemic.

More than 150 employees at the Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas have already been fired or resigned after failing to comply with orders to get a shot.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-07-compulsory-jabs-pressure-anti-vaxxers.html

I listened to a short clip of an official in New Zealand saying they would be “chasing out” those without vaccination or who “missed their bookings” to be vaccinated. He said “everyone will be able to get a vaccination,” noting that some of them “we will have to go out and look for… Go out and find.”

The NY Times reported, “Faced with a steep decline in vaccination rates, President Biden said on Tuesday that his administration would send people door to door, set up clinics at workplaces and urge employers to offer paid time off as part of a renewed push to reach tens of millions of unvaccinated Americans. But top health experts say that it is simply not enough, and that the president needs to take the potentially unpopular step of encouraging states, employers and colleges and universities to require vaccinations to slow the spread of the coronavirus.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/06/us/politics/biden-vaccines.html

I’m presenting a prophecy update, not giving you opinions about COVID19 and whether or not to be vaccinated. Those are your personal choices.

I’m pointing to how easy it is becoming to force participation upon the entire global community.

COVID19 has accelerated acceptance of invasive methods that could easily be the precursor to the global cashless, contactless system of commerce we have long expected 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!

Prophecy Update #661 – Skullduggery

We reserve a few minutes each Sunday to discuss current trends that seem to be predicted in the Bible.

We are futurists. 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, surveillance, global government, and the exponential growth of human knowledge are all areas we see corroborating the End Times prophecies of the Bible.

News that reminds us of the Days of Noah peaks our interest. Jesus said,

Mat 24:37  But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
Mat 24:38  For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,

The Lord highlighted “marrying and giving in marriage.” Going back to Genesis, the opening four verses of chapter six describe the marriages Jesus meant:

Gen 6:2  … the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose…
Gen 6:4  There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.

Fallen angels married & mated with human women. Their offspring were “giants,” called in the Bible Nephilim. These giants were agile warriors, upwards of twelve to fifteen feet tall. They were wiped out by the global flood. Nevertheless you read of them again in Israel’s conquest of the Promised Land. Nephilim were eradicated during the reign of King David.

This news story captured my attention: Massive “Dragon Man” skull found in China.

Excerpts:

A gigantic fossilized skull that was hidden in a well in China for 90 years has just been discovered by scientists…

The skull was originally found in 1933 by Chinese laborers building a bridge in Harbin, a northern Chinese city, during the Japanese occupation… To prevent the skull from falling into Japanese hands, it was wrapped and hidden in an abandoned well. It was only rediscovered in 2018 when the old man who originally hid it told his grandson, shortly before his death.

The remarkably well-preserved fossil has been dubbed “Dragon man,” for the northern Chinese province where the skull was found, the “Black Dragon River” region.

One of the most remarkable aspects of the Harbin cranium is its massive size, which, at 9 inches long and more than 6 inches wide, is significantly larger than the modern human skull.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dragon-man-skull-found-china-evolution/

I’m not saying this skull is the remains of a Nephilim.

I am saying that Jesus predicted that the End Times would hearken us back to the Days of Noah.

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!

Prophecy Update #660 – Passport, Please?

We reserve a few minutes each Sunday to discuss current trends that seem to be predicted in the Bible.

We are considered futurists. 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, 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.

With that in mind, I’d like to talk about Vaccine Passports. Countries across the globe have begun announcing “vaccine passports,” allowing their citizens to use proof of vaccination from COVID19 to travel once again.

One article reported the following:

China unveiled its digital vaccine passport last month to be accessed via an app that would allow people to verify their vaccination status by scanning a QR code.

Japan recently announced plans for a similar digital passport expected to debut in the coming weeks.

The European Union says it backs a “Digital Green Certificate,” which would allow citizens who have proof that they’ve been vaccinated, received a negative coronavirus test result, or have recovered from COVID19 to travel across all 27 member states.

The United States hasn’t announced a plan for vaccine passports, though several companies within the United States are developing digital vaccine certificates for smartphone apps.

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/vaccine-passports-what-they-are-and-why-you-may-need-one-soon

Data shows that the interest of Europeans to obtain certificates is very high. In Germany, for example, within two weeks, five million COVID vaccination travel passports have been issued.

Iceland is the only non-EU Area Member that has started issuing the document for its citizens. The other three – Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Norway – have all completed the test phase and are ready to connect to the gateway.

Governor Newsom earlier this week touted that the state is working on a digital version of the official paper immunization cards that people receive when they get their shots.

People won’t be required to use the system, Newsom said.

But if you want to, say, attend a concert or book a flight, businesses will be able to require verification in the same way they can continue to require masks even though the state, with a few exceptions, no longer mandates them.

“Businesses have freedom of choice across the spectrum,” Newsom said Monday.

No shirt, No shoes, No passport, No service.

Set aside your personal opinions about the pandemic, masks, and vaccines. Think only as a futurist who is looking at trends that seem related to Bible prophecy.

Wouldn’t you admit that a vaccine passport that is necessary to travel and to participate in commerce sounds like a step towards governments being able to control just about everything about a person?

Do you think governments will want to expand the necessity for passports?

When COVID19 season comes around in 2021, or when the next pandemic hits, won’t governments find it much easier to enforce their mandates?

Once you have your vaccine passport allowing or disallowing access, it can be used for anything that the governing authorities deem necessary.

Passports that identify you and give you access or restrict access are exactly the kind of development you 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!

Prophecy Update #659 – Slaughterbots

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, 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.

Facial recognition has become more popular and more accurate. It is one of the biometric technologies that could be utilized to take control over a society in the way described in the Revelation.

One article I read was titled, Biden has quietly deployed an app for asylum seekers. Privacy experts are worried.

Excerpts:

In recent weeks, U.S. border officials have taken an unprecedented step, quietly deploying a new app, CBP One, which relies on controversial facial recognition, geolocation and cloud technology to collect, process and store sensitive information on asylum seekers before they enter the United States, according to… the Homeland Security Department and experts who reviewed them.

The DHS assessments describe the app as necessary because border officials cannot “process all individuals at once” who are seeking protection in the United States.

“CBP’s use of face recognition poses enormous risks to privacy and is another step down a dangerous path,” Ashley Gorski, senior attorney at the ACLU National Security Project, told The Times. “Whenever the government acquires a person’s faceprint, it creates a risk of persistent surveillance, where the government could identify and track people’s movements without their knowledge.”

Administration officials have expanded the use of CBP One again, to those identified as potentially eligible for exemption from the current COVID19 era Title 42 policy, under which authorities have expelled migrants without a court date and with negligible processing. That means using the app, for the first time, to collect entirely new biometric data, including photographs, from asylum seekers in Mexico before they even arrive at the border.

https://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-biden-quietly-deployed-app-190234787.html

Keep that in mind while I quote from a second article titled, Autonomous ‘Slaughterbot’ Drones Reportedly Attack Libyans Using Facial Recognition Tech.

Excerpts:

In 2017, the Boston-based Future of Life Institute released a chilling 7-minute arms control video entitled Slaughterbots. It featured swarms of autonomous killer drones using facial recognition technology to hunt down and attack specific human targets. Now, according to a new United Nations report on military activity in war-torn Libya, that fictional scenario may have taken a step towards reality. Specifically, the report notes that retreating convoys and troops associated with Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar “were subsequently hunted down and remotely engaged by the unmanned combat aerial vehicles or the lethal autonomous weapons systems such as the STM Kargu-2 and other loitering munitions.” The report adds that “the lethal autonomous weapons systems were programmed to attack targets without requiring data connectivity between the operator and the munition: in effect, a true ‘fire, forget and find’ capability.”

In other words, once they were launched, the drones were programmed to act without further human intervention to identify and attack specific targets.

https://reason.com/2021/06/01/autonomous-slaughterbot-drones-reportedly-attack-libyans-using-facial-recognition-tech/

Looking to the future Great Tribulation. If a person won’t swear allegiance to the antichrist, what’s to stop that tyrant from sending out slaughterbots to kill him or her?

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!

Prophecy Update #658 – Think You’re Going Somewhere?

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.

Excerpts:

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.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/danes-present-digital-coronavirus-passport-113245238.html

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!

Prophecy Update #657 – Big Trouble In Civilian China

We focus on Bible prophecy each week, calling it a “Prophecy Update.”

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.

We ought to see the world trending in the directions predicted by the Bible. Biometrics, Artificial Intelligence, contactless transactions, 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 “mark” you will be able to participate in society. Without it you will be severely restricted or cut off entirely.

Communist China is showing us what this looks like.

Their Social Credit System controls the lives of Chinese citizens. The system intends to monitor, rate, and regulate the social, financial, moral, and political behaviors of citizens and companies using rewards and punishments. They will provide those deemed trustworthy with benefits while disciplining those deemed untrustworthy.

Trustworthy behaviors include having good credit, helping the poor, praising the government on social media, donating blood, being a positive influence in your neighborhood, and taking care of elderly family.

Untrustworthy behaviors include participating in anything deemed a cult, insincere apologies for “crimes,” cheating in online games, spreading rumors on the internet, posting anti-government messages on social media, not frequently visiting elderly relatives, and illegally “protesting” against the authorities.

Disciplines include denial of licenses, permits, and access to certain social services; restricted access to public services; exclusion from travel; public shaming online and on television; and dial tones that inform a caller they are contacting an untrustworthy person.

China’s Global Times proudly reported that its social credit system had blocked more than 11million flights and 4 million train trips of people who were behind in their debts.

According to China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the idea is to make sure that “discredited people become bankrupt.”

Analysts are calling social credit “draconian” and “Digital Dictatorship.”

COVID19 is showing us how pliable and vulnerable we are in the West to having basic freedoms we’ve taken for granted suspended or revoked.

Those who disagree with certain policies or positions are being banned from social media.

Our President gave us a non-choice choice on twitter when he said, “The rule is now simple: get vaccinated or wear a mask until you do. The choice is yours.”

A March article in the Washington Post was titled, Vaccine Passports Are On The Way.

Several articles I read expressed concern that the Equality Act will push us toward social credit. If you haven’t heard of it,

The Equality Act is a bill that, if passed, would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (including titles II, III, IV, VI, VII, and IX) to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, federally funded programs, credit, and jury service.

One reporter said, “In a nutshell, it tells all Americans that they must reject the reality of sex distinctions if they are to avoid social and material punishment. It does so under the pretext of adding sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) as categories to be protected against discrimination. And it applies to every aspect of life, including housing, employment, transportation, education, businesses, and more.”

On February 18, 2021, the Act was passed by the House and sent on to the Senate. Five days later a companion bill was introduced in the Senate.
It was referred to the Judiciary Committee, where it awaits debate. It has, as of February 26, 2021, 48 co-sponsors.

The Alliance Defending Freedom stated, “If the “Equality Act” is passed not even churches and religious schools will be safe from the government’s reach.”

I am not suggesting anything political, or giving you my opinion. We need to remain sensible in discussing prophecy, not given to partisan politics or conspiracy theories.

I’m reporting that governments, including ours, are moving in the direction of China’s social credit system – exactly what you’d expect from reading your 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!

Prophecy Update #656 – COVID-19 Accelerant

We focus on Bible prophecy each week, calling it a “Prophecy Update.”

We are considered futurists. 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.

Does COVID19 have anything to do with Bible prophecy? Not directly. Indirectly it has rapidly accelerated expected prophetic trends.

For example, the Revelation predicts a contactless payment system utilizing a person’s hand or forehead. A recent article was titled, The Growth Of Contactless Payments During The Covid19 Pandemic.

Excerpts:

The rise of contactless has been a key feature of this year, as the Covid19 pandemic merely accelerated what was already becoming more popular. With governments encouraging contact-free options to reduce the spread of the virus, the use of these payment methods has boomed. 

There has been a 30% increase in the use of contactless payments since the outbreak of the pandemic. During the early times of Covid19 pandemic, it was observed that there was a sharp rise in adoption of contactless payments all over the globe.

It is safe to say that the future of financial transactions is in favor of contactless payments.

https://thefintechtimes.com/the-growth-of-contactless-payments-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Another article reported, “What was previously considered future technology has been deployed ahead of schedule and is being refined with real-world data.”

The world of the future Great Tribulation will be a surveillance tyranny in which governments can track and control your every move.

COVID19 has people leaning toward sacrificing rights for what they think is the greater good.

Another article reported, “Even as the frenzy of emergency responses begins to subside, the emergent forms of surveillance that have accompanied this new normal persist. As a consequence, societies face new questions about how to manage the monitoring systems created in response to the virus, what processes are required in order to immunize populations, and what new norms the systems have generated.”

One researcher warned, “Moments of crisis often recast the roles of governments and the rights of individuals.”

COVID19 is not a pestilence predicted in the Bible. But it is accelerating trends that we expect from our reading of Bible prophecy.

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!