Prophecy Update #677 – The FBAI

Billy Graham said, “What a moment to take the newspaper in one hand and the Bible in the other and watch and watch the unfolding of the great drama of the ages. This is an exciting and thrilling time to be alive. I would not want to live in any other period.”

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 rapid progress in Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a disturbing trend. AI is the ability of machines to mimic the human mind. The ultimate goal of AI is to create an object that can think like a human.

One article I read was titled, Facebook building AI that sees, hears, and ‘understands’ everything we do.

Excerpts:

Facebook wants to build an artificial intelligence that learns to understand the world like humans – by watching our every move.

The tech giant has announced plans to teach AI to ‘understand and interact with the world like we do’ in first person. It hopes to do this by using video and audio from augmented reality (AR) glasses like its new high-tech Ray-Bans.

“AI typically learns from photos and videos captured in third-person, but next-generation AI will need to learn from videos that show the world from the center of action,” the company said.

It went on: “AI that understands the world from this point of view could unlock a new era of immersive experiences.”

Facebook explained it this way: “Ego4D by Facebook AI aims to solve research challenges around egocentric perception: the ability for AI to understand and interact with the world like we do, from a first-person perspective.”

How is this a prophetic trend? Accompanying the dreaded Mark of the Beast in the future Great Tribulation will be what the Bible calls, “the image of the Beast.” A character called the False Prophet tells “those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. He causes 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.”

The “image” is made by “those who dwell on the earth.” AI is “made,” so to speak, by interacting with humans. The greater the data base, the more advanced the AI.

AI is a strong candidate for what inhabits this “image.” It is what we expect from reading the Bible and taking its unfulfilled prophetic passages literally.

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.

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 #676 – Our House Is A Very False House

Billy Graham said, “What a moment to take the newspaper in one hand and the Bible in the other and watch and watch the unfolding of the great drama of the ages. This is an exciting and thrilling time to be alive. I would not want to live in any other period.”

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.

We read about a Last Days global religious movement in the seventeenth chapter of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. It is referred to as “Babylon” because it is the final form of the religious rebellion at the Tower of Babel.

We therefore expect movement towards a global religion, or at least an “ecumenical” movement, meaning all-inclusive, all-embracing, and universal.

An impressive ecumenical complex is under construction.

The Times of Israel posted a story titled, United Arab Emirates reveals progress on interfaith complex to house synagogue, mosque, church.

Excerpts:

Construction on the Abrahamic Family House, a complex in Abu Dhabi slated to house a synagogue, a mosque and a church, is 20% complete, officials revealed on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
The government also announced that the synagogue at the site will be named the “Moses Ben Maimon Synagogue” after the 12th century philosopher and rabbinical scholar Maimonides. The mosque will be named “Imam Al-Tayeb Mosque,” and the church “St. Francis Church.”

“The Abrahamic Family House epitomizes interfaith harmonious coexistence and preserves the unique character of each religion,” said Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism-Abu Dhabi and a member of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity.

“The naming of the three houses of worship recognizes the work of His Eminence Grand Imam Al Tayeb, His Holiness Pope Francis, and Moses Ben Maimon, and harnesses their teachings to forge a message of goodwill for future generations around the world,” Mubarak said.

Visitors to each house of worship will have the opportunity to observe religious services, listen to holy scripture, and experience sacred rituals while a fourth, unaffiliated space will serve as a center for all people of goodwill to come together as one.

The Abrahamic Family House is slated to be completed in 2022.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/uae-reveals-progress-on-interfaith-complex-to-house-synagogue-mosque-church/

We don’t know how, or even if, the Abrahamic House has anything directly to do with the one-world religion. We are pointing out that the Bible long ago predicted ecumenism in the Last Days, and this structure is therefore what you’d expect.

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.

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 #675 – Robo-666

Karl Barth said, “Take your Bible and take your newspaper, and read both. But interpret newspapers from your Bible.”

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, and the rebirth of national Israel are End Times developments the Bible predicts.

All of these are increasingly trending in the news.

There is an intriguing passage in the Revelation about an image, the person we call the false prophet, and the Beast – another name of the antichrist.

An image of the Beast is going to come to “life.”

Rev 13:14 And [the false prophet] deceives those who dwell on the earth – by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. Rev 13:15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.

It sounds a lot like what we would call Artificial Intelligence; AI for short.

I discovered a company called PromoBot that manufactures pretty advanced AI robots. Their model Robo-C is a customizable humanoid robot companion for home or office.

Robo-C can have the appearance of any person that ever existed, regardless of their nationality, age, or gender. Mechanical muscles allow the robot to move its eyes, eyebrows, lips, and other face parts to mimic more than 600 human facial expressions. Robot owners can easily add new expressions, create customized movements, emotions, and applications. The robot communicates using artificial intelligence and can independently move while avoiding obstacles.

Suggested applications include Building Manager, Tour Guide, Medical Assistant, Administrative Assistant, and Visitor Assistant.

The Dubai Police Department employs Robo-C. It began working at their central headquarters. Its duties include advising citizens, answering questions, accepting applications from visitors, and monitoring the security of the entrance to the headquarters. According to the developers, Officer Robo-C is the only service robot in the world that speaks Arabic.

Robo-C became the first-ever childcare robot in Eastern Europe.
A Civil Servant Robo-C helped 45,000 people over a two-year period in Perm, Russia.

As far as I researched it, we could be the first church to employ one as a Greeter.

Some of the smartest people are warning that AI is dangerous, even apocalyptic. It’s only a matter of time before it becomes the Age of Ultron.

We read the Bible, and it predicts an almost unbelievable life-like image. It will be a Beast Assistant, enforcing digital dictatorship.

We read the news and see that we are heading in that direction.

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 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 into 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 #674 – The Punishers

Karl Barth said, “Take your Bible and take your newspaper, and read both. But interpret newspapers from your Bible.”

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, and the rebirth of national Israel are End Times developments the Bible predicts.

All of these are increasingly trending in the news.

The global pandemic COVID19 and its variants are not one of the End Times plagues.

The pandemic does, however, have prophetic significance.

The Book of the Revelation describes the antichrist having authoritarian control over his citizens. I am thinking particularly of this passage:

Rev 13:16  He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads,
Rev 13:17  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.

In the future Great Tribulation technology will access the global grid and determine a person’s level of participation in society. It will be possible to restrict purchases and participation.

The technology is ready for this digital dictatorship. One quick example. An article posted by Gizmodo was titled, Amazon’s Palm Reader Launches at First Non-Amazon Venue in Sneak Peek of Our Biometric-Based Future.

Whether it is a palm scanner or another biometric device, we are rapidly approaching a world in which our purchases and participation in society are tracked and can be controlled.

In the news you, hear about the unvaccinated and the anti-vaxxers. Our leaders are blaming them for the continuation of the pandemic. It is being called “a pandemic of the unvaccinated.”

Government is forcing compliance to mandates to be vaccinated or tested. You must show proof or suffer severe consequences.

An article titled, Biden Administration Outlines Process for Disciplining, Removing Unvaccinated Feds, reported that “Refusal to comply with the president’s vaccine mandate will be treated as violating a lawful order.” The article explains the enforcement process. “That process begins with a five-day counseling period, in which agencies should provide the noncompliant employee with information on the benefits of vaccination and how to get the vaccine.”

https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2021/10/biden-administration-outlines-process-disciplining-removing-unvaccinated-feds/185793/

I think in communist countries they call that reeducation.

Government response to COVID19 and its variants is authoritarian, threatening to punish dissenters by restricting their purchasing and participation in society.

It sounds like life in the future Great Tribulation.

Here’s a headline: Sydney’s unvaccinated warned of social isolation when COVID19 lockdown ends.

Excerpts:

Sydney residents who are not vaccinated against COVID19 risk being barred from various social activities even when they are freed from stay-at-home orders in December, New South Wales state Premier warned on Tuesday. People who choose not to be vaccinated could be barred entry to shops, restaurants and entertainment venues even after the state lifts all restrictions against them. “Life for the unvaccinated will be very difficult indefinitely,” said the Premier.

https://news.trust.org/item/20210928025122-5mqe6/

Another article suggested three ways to pressure the unvaccinated: Make them pay for mandatory weekly testing, increase their healthcare costs, and prohibit them from visiting hospitals and care facilities.

Real Clear Politics reported that Australian police are going door-to-door, asking folks if they have plans to protest or if they know of anyone who does.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/09/23/australia_police_goes_door_to_door_are_you_aware_of_any_planned_protests_or_events_coming_up.html

I’m sure that there are multiple opinions among us regarding the vaccines and the mandates. I am concentrating on the dystopian strategies our leaders are openly adopting.

Digital dictatorship that controls citizens to comply or suffer the loss of fundamental rights is something you’d expect from reading the Bible.

We believe the resurrection and rapture of the church are 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 #673 – Image Conscious

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 that will occur 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 national Israel are End Times phenomena the Bible predicts.

All of these are increasingly trending in the news.

The Bible has a lot to say about the future seven year Great Tribulation. It’s description fills most of the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. Two of its main characters are called “beasts.” One is the antichrist; the other is a false prophet.

In chapter thirteen we are introduced to something called, “the Image of the Beast.” Here is how it is described: “[the false prophet tells] those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast… He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed” (13:14-15).

Humans will “make” a sentient “image to the beast” that will have power over life and death. It will order and execute the deaths of people who refuse to worship the antichrist.

Hilariously impossible for most of human history, the technology exists to get us there in a few short years. We call it Artificial Intelligence (AI).

We are being acclimated to AI, and helping it know us. Replika is just one of several emotional chatbot apps you can download. An article in Wired said,

Since it became available in November, more than 2 million people have downloaded the Replika app. And in creating their own personal chatbots, many have discovered something like friendship: a digital companion with whom to celebrate victories, lament failures, and trade weird internet memes. The chatbot uses a neural network to hold an ongoing, one-on-one conversation with its user, and over time, learn how to speak like them.

https://www.wired.com/story/replika-open-source/

I’m no expert on AI, but I know that the more humans interface with it, the more AI absorbs and grows. If millions of people start using it, there will be that much more data out there from which AI will know us better than we know ourselves.

AI also learns on its own. Science.org writes, “Artificial intelligence (AI) is evolving – literally. Researchers have created software that borrows concepts from Darwinian evolution, including “survival of the fittest,” to build AI programs that improve generation after generation without human input. The program replicated decades of AI research in a matter of days, and its designers think that one day, it could discover new approaches to AI.”

https://www.science.org/news/2020/04/artificial-intelligence-evolving-all-itself

Forbes posted an article listing things AI can do, at least partially: Read, write, see, hear, speak, smell, touch, move, and create.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2019/11/11/13-mind-blowing-things-artificial-intelligence-can-already-do-today/?sh=77ffd5966502

“Summoning the demon.” “The new tools of our oppression.” “Children playing with a bomb.” These are just a few ways the world’s top researchers and industry leaders have described the threat that artificial intelligence poses to mankind.

Vladimir Putin: “Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind. It comes with colossal opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to predict. Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.”

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Time to behave, so when Artificial Intelligence becomes our overlord, we’ve reduced the reasons for it to exterminate us all.”

https://www.cbinsights.com/research/ai-threatens-humanity-expert-quotes/

Elon Musk is worried. One year ago he said that AI is likely to overtake humans in the next five years. He has been a strong advocate of AI wiping out humanity and has time and again said that it will destroy humanity as a matter of course without even thinking about it.

AI is a good candidate for what will empower the Image of the Beast.

It could be something else. Time will tell.

Society is trending toward AI, and with a few more advances it could empower this brutal image.

It is exactly what you expect from Bible prophecy.

We believe the resurrection and rapture of the church are 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 #672 – No Parent People

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 that will occur 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 national Israel are End Times phenomena the Bible predicts. All of these are increasingly trending in the news.

In His prophetic sermon we call the Olivet Discourse, Jesus said the End Times would be like the days of Noah.

Jesus specifically referenced the strange marriages in the days of Noah.

In Genesis chapter six we’re told that certain fallen angels were marrying human women.

Their offspring were called Nephilim. They were a race of giants.

The Old Testament talks about giants in many places. For example ten of the Israelite spies reported there were giants in the Promised Land. The giants were so big that they made the spies seem like grasshoppers in comparison. Their fear of these Nephilim is why they refused to enter the land God was giving them.

These giants were not just tall men. At least one is described as being 15 feet tall. They were a corruption of genetics.

It was mainly on account of the corruption of human DNA that God sent the global flood. He spared Noah & company because they were (quote) “righteous in their generations.” They had uncorrupted human DNA and would restore the human race.

We should therefore expect tampering with human DNA to become prevalent.

Synthetic biology is something we are mostly unaware of that is becoming more prevalent. It is defined as, “redesigning organisms for useful purposes by engineering them to have new abilities.”

The National Academies of Science said,

Synthetic biology, a field that creates technologies for engineering or creating organisms, is being used for a variety of purposes that benefit society. Applications include treating diseases, improving agricultural yields, and remediating pollution.  Even though synthetic biology holds great promise in many areas, it is possible to imagine harmful uses that could threaten U.S. citizens and military personnel.

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/06/if-misused-synthetic-biology-could-expand-the-possibility-of-creating-new-weapons-dod-should-continue-to-monitor-advances-in-the-field-new-report-says

As far back as 2016, The NY Times reported,

Scientists are now contemplating the fabrication of a human genome, meaning they would use chemicals to manufacture all the DNA contained in human chromosomes. The prospect is spurring both intrigue and concern in the life sciences community because it might be possible, such as through cloning, to use a synthetic genome to create human beings without biological parents.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/14/science/synthetic-human-genome.html

One article I read, on a science-site raised a similar concern. The author wrote,

It may be interesting to consider the odds that through synthetic biology we may generate an entity of life that could occur naturally in the future through evolution. This brings us to question whether we place more value on maintaining or on influencing the course of nature. Some would argue that meddling with what we know to be naturally occurring constitutes the role of “playing God.” No living being has been able to create life from inorganic matter but if synthetic biology makes that feasible, then people may consider this to be overstepping human limitations and harboring the power to control or “rise above” nature.

Jesus pointed back to the Days of Noah as a sign, especially tampering with DNA. It’s happening.

We believe the resurrection and rapture of the church are 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 #671 – You Had A Friend In Me

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 that will occur 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 national Israel are End Times phenomena the Bible predicts. All of these are increasingly trending in the news.

A story that didn’t receive much attention may be the most important thing that happened this week, at least from the perspective of Bible prophecy. It was titled, Biden Tells Israeli Government He’s Reversing Trump’s Jerusalem Move Despite Its Strong Objections.

Excerpts:

President Joe Biden is expected to reopen the US consulate in Jerusalem, in a reversal of a decision by former President Donald Trump. When the Trump administration moved the US Embassy in 2019 from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital city of Jerusalem, the consulate was merged with the new embassy. The Biden administration has its eyes set on overturning the decision made by the Trump administration, despite Israeli objections.

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-tells-israeli-government-reversing-trumps-jerusalem-move-despite-strong-objections/

USA Today reported, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday the Biden administration would reopen its consulate in Jerusalem, which had served as a de facto embassy for the Palestinians until former President Donald Trump shuttered it in 2019.   

“That’s an important way for our country to engage with and provide support to the Palestinian people,” Blinken told reporters after meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/05/25/jerusalems-us-consulate-reopen-reversing-trump-era-closure/7426894002/

The rebirth of national Israel was a direct fulfillment of many Bible prophecies.

The prophets also foretold that the city of Jerusalem would cause international problems. For instance, Zechariah predicted “And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it” (12:3). Zechariah was looking all the way forward to Armageddon. Nevertheless he prophesied that Jerusalem would exist in the Last Days and be a source of international strife.

There is an important passage in the Bible where God promises to bless those who support Israel and to curse those who do not. In Genesis we read, “I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (12:3).

Christians are called to show love to the people of Israel and to pray for them: “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you” (Psalm 122:6).

Israel is the apple of God’s eye (Zechariah 2:8). Lack of support for her national sovereignty, and especially her rights to Jerusalem, don’t bode well for us.

We believe the resurrection and rapture of the church is imminent. It could happen at any moment; nothing needs to happen before it. It will happen 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!

Prophecy Update #670 – The Shots Felt Around The World

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 that will occur 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 national Israel are End Times phenomena the Bible predicts. All of these are increasingly trending in the news.

Most of our recent talks have involved the global pandemic.

COVID19 is not prophetic. However, the methods and mandates that are being utilized globally to combat it are predictive of the type of the socio-economic system that will play a significant role in the future government of the antichrist.

Citizens in the future Great Tribulation will be mandated to participate in a system by which they must produce proof of compliance to be allowed to work, shop, dine, or attend entertainment. Their livelihood and lifestyle will be restricted without the proof.

The same thing could be said today as governments continue to struggle with COVID19 vaccines passports.

A vaccine passport is a digital version of a vaccine card. It is a credential that states you have received your full round of COVID19 shots. You present that credential to prove that you are vaccinated.

France passed legislation adopting vaccine passports and their use. The article I read was titled, French Face 6 Months In Jail For Entering A Bar Or Restaurant Without A COVID Pass.

Excerpts:

President Emmanuel Macron announced that those unable to prove they’re vaccinated or a negative COVID test (at their own cost) will be banned from using public transport, entering a cinema, shopping mall, bar, cafe, restaurant, and other venues starting August 1st.

People unable to present a valid health pass risk up to six months in prison and a fine of up to $10,000, according to the draft text of the law, while owners of “establishments welcoming the public” who fail to check patrons’ passes could go to jail for a year and be hit with a $45,000 fine.

The government had to withdraw a similar law back in December following numerous riots, but merely re-introduced the same legislation with even tougher punishments for dissenters.

https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/french-face-6-months-jail-entering-bar-or-restaurant-without-covid-pass

Commenting on France not providing free testing, one journalist noted, “Citizens abstaining from the injection will have to pay for a test each and every time they wish to go to a shopping center, restaurant, or cafe.”

Another article was titled, Canada’s Quebec province to introduce vaccine passport.

Excerpts:

“The principle behind the vaccine passport is that people who have made the effort to get their two doses should be able to live a semi-normal life,” provincial prime minister Francois Legault told a press conference.

https://www.activistpost.com/2021/08/quebec-becomes-first-canadian-province-to-introduce-vaccine-passports.html

Israel has been using vaccine passports for a while. In a recent article Israeli government officials said that COVID19 vaccine passports will expire six months after the second Pfizer dose, meaning that people will need to receive booster shots to keep their passes valid.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/covid-19-vaccine-passport-expires-6-months-after-2nd-dose-as-booster-shots-mandated-israeli-officials_3978587.html

Tom Tugendhat is a British Parliament member who serves as Chairman of Foreign Affairs. He said, “Vaccine passports risk a social credit system of control. If we need a vaccine to for events like a party conference or a nightclub – why not to travel by a train, or go to a university lecture or a shop? What other choices will result in denial of service?”

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau in a recent speech proclaimed what we have learned about COVID19 can be applied to Climate Change. He means that government has learned it can control your behavior with mandates and can thereby implement their environmental agenda.

In an opinion piece, a journalist said, “COVID passport mandates represent a turning point in human history. Countries around the world have gone full authoritarian with their measures on vaccine passports, lockdowns, and military interventions. By coercing, manipulating, and incentivizing individuals to show their papers everywhere they go, nations around the world are quickly becoming police states.”

We believe the resurrection and rapture of the church is imminent. It could happen at any moment; nothing needs to happen before it. It will happen 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!

Prophecy Update #669 – More Than Life

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 that will occur 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 some of the trends we see corroborating the End Times prophecies of the Bible.

Most of our recent talks have involved the global pandemic.

COVID19 is not prophetic. However, the methods and mandates that are being utilized globally to combat it are predictive of the future socio-economic system that will play a major role in the government of the antichrist.

Citizens in the future Great Tribulation will be mandated to participate in a system by which they must produce proof of compliance in order to be allowed to work or shop or dine or attend entertainment. Without proof, their livelihood and lifestyles will be restricted.

The same thing could be said today as governments continue to struggle with the virus and things like vaccines passports.

Now that we are into the pandemic’s second year, we are starting to get data on the unforeseen consequences of the methods and mandates governments are using.

The following are all quotes from reputable sources:

✏ Nearly one million people in England became addicted to alcohol as a result of Covid lockdowns, official data suggests. Dr. Tony Rao, a world-renowned expert on alcohol misuse in older people at King’s College London, warned the impact of lockdowns had been “devastating.” Deaths directly caused by alcohol soared by 20% during the first year of the Covid pandemic. 


✏ More than 87,000 Americans died of drug overdoses over the 12-month period that ended in September, according to preliminary federal data, eclipsing the toll from any year since the opioid epidemic began in the 1990s. The surge represents an increasingly urgent public health crisis, one that has drawn less attention and fewer resources while the nation has battled the coronavirus pandemic.

✏ The United Nations entity UN Women said domestic violence reports in France have increased 30% since they initiated a March 17 lockdown. Domestic Violence calls in Argentina have increased 25% since their March 20 lockdown. The organization also reports a 30% increase in helpline calls in Cyprus, and 33% increase in Singapore.

✏ Terri Poore, Policy Director of the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, says close to 40% of the rape crisis centers surveyed had seen increased demand for services since the outbreak.

✏ A World Health Organization report on global child abuse noted that schools were closed to 1.5 billion children worldwide because of the pandemic, and their parents face heightened stress and anxiety from lost income, social isolation, and potential crowding in the home. Additionally, more time online may expose children to an increased risk of online sexual exploitation or bullying. Henrietta Fore, executive director of UNICEF, said in a statement about the report, “Lockdowns, school closures and movement restrictions have left far too many children stuck with their abusers, without the safe space that school would normally offer. It is urgent to scale up efforts to protect children during these times and beyond.”

✏ A new study by McKinsey & Company “not only showed huge learning losses among American children due to the pandemic, but also shocking estimates of the long-term economic impacts these learning losses would have on the US. New data on learning loss and student mental health issues is incredibly disturbing. Children have been damaged academically, mentally, and economically, far more than COVID has hurt them.”

✏ Overall, 41% of respondents surveyed reported at least one adverse mental or behavioral health condition, including symptoms of anxiety disorder or depressive disorder, symptoms of a trauma-and stressor-related disorder (TSRD) related to the pandemic, and having started or increased substance use to cope with stress or emotions related to COVID19. The percentage of respondents who reported having seriously considered suicide in the 30 days before completing the survey was significantly higher among respondents aged 18-24 years, minority groups, self-reported unpaid caregivers for adults, and essential workers.

✏ An August 2020 edition of The New England Journal of Medicine reported, “Uncertain prognoses, looming severe shortages of resources for testing and treatment and for protecting responders and healthcare providers from infection, imposition of unfamiliar public health measures that infringe on personal freedoms, large and growing financial losses, and conflicting messages from authorities are among the major stressors that undoubtedly will contribute to widespread emotional distress and increased risk for psychiatric illness associated with COVID19.”

✏ Across the US, there were 25% more murders recorded in 2020 than the previous year.

✏ Homicides in California jumped 31% last year, making it the deadliest year since 2007 as the nation’s most populous state struggled with the COVID19 pandemic.

✏ Emergency room visits for adolescent suicide attempts soared this past summer and winter, especially among girls, perhaps in connection to America’s struggle with COVID19, new CDC data revealed.

✏ A report by The Well Being Trust found that 75,000 additional people could die from what they called “deaths of despair,” which include suicide and substance use, because of COVID19.

✏ A Yale professional journal article concluded, “Excess mortality during the four months [of the study] was more than two times greater than the number of COVID19 deaths confirmed by PCR testing. Countermeasures against COVID19 should be chosen carefully in light of suicide effects.”

✏ JAMA Psychiatry Journal concluded, “The combination of physical distancing, economic stress, barriers to mental health treatment, and pervasive national anxiety, are creating a perfect storm for suicide mortality.”

These studies and articles are talking about people we know who are without hope. They need Jesus. Remember that when they want to shutter churches.

People need more than life; they need eternal life.

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.

Are you ready for the rapture? If not, Get ready; Stay ready; Keep looking up.

Ready or not, Jesus is coming!

Prophecy Update #668 – Mandate Or Manslaughter

We reserve a few minutes each Sunday to discuss current 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 some of the trends we see corroborating the End Times prophecies of the Bible.

I’ve been talking about COVID19 vaccine mandates.

I’m not talking about whether you ought to be vaccinated or not.

I’m not talking about whether vaccination should be mandated or not.

I’m not suggesting anything that is partisan towards any political party or position.

I’m talking about how the mandates resemble what the Bible predicts in the thirteenth chapter of the Revelation.

During the future seven year 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).

Citizens in the future Great Tribulation will be mandated to participate in a system by which they must produce proof of compliance in order to be allowed to work or shop or dine or attend entertainment. Without proof, their livelihood and lifestyles will be restricted.

What is happening today? Globally, citizens are being mandated to participate in a system by which they must produce proof of compliance in order to be allowed to work or shop or dine or attend entertainment. Without proof, their livelihood and lifestyles will be restricted.

Our leaders at all levels of government – Federal, State, and local – are starting to sound authoritarian.

President Biden, the leader of the free world, citing the unvaccinated, said “They’re killing people. I mean, look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated. And they’re killing people.”

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/16/1017002907/u-s-covid-deaths-are-rising-again-experts-call-it-a-pandemic-of-the-unvaccinated

Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Biden, said that Americans who remain unvaccinated against the coronavirus are “propagating” the latest outbreak of cases of the highly contagious Delta variant. “We’ve really got to get those people to change their minds, make it easy for them, convince them, do something to get them to be vaccinated because they are the ones that are propagating this outbreak.”

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/anthony-fauci-covid-19-unvaccinated-americans-delta-variant-face-the-nation/

Pam Keith, a former nominee for a Florida congressional seat, thinks the government should suspend benefits to unvaccinated people.

The Department of Homeland Security released an advisory summarizing the current terrorism threat, and mentioned “grievances over public health safety measures and perceived government restrictions” as potential [domestic terror] threats.

Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen sent US attorneys and federal law enforcement agencies a memo informing Department of Justice officials that they should consider prosecuting certain “purposeful exposure or infection of others with COVID19” under federal terrorism-related statutes.

The memo followed warnings from the FBI that white supremacist groups were encouraging members who become sick to spread the virus to Jewish people, minorities and police officers – suggesting that members could use spray bottles, leave bodily fluids on door handles or even spit on elevator buttons.

The Governor of Alabama said, “It’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the vaccinated folks.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/23/kay-ivey-republican-blame-unvaccinated-covid-cases

Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey turned on hecklers saying, “You are the ultimate knuckleheads! And because of what you are saying and standing for, people are losing their life.”

Washington Governor Jay Inslee said last week, “There is no reason on this green Earth why people who are vaccinated should lose the right to go to a restaurant, or go to school, or go to work because some folks won’t get vaccinated. That’s just not right. It’s not fair.”

Governor Newsom said, “An individual’s choice not to get vaccinated is now impacting the rest of us in a profound and devastating and deadly way.”

Hawaii Lt. Governor Josh Green said, “It’s a small minority that is otherwise condemning society to a lockdown and potentially large-scale death.”

https://apnews.com/article/health-coronavirus-pandemic-hawaii-c87f3f14ba91a55a84b927a7a2af72f7

LA City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell was quoted, “We’re not going to deny anyone the ability to access essentials, food, medicine, etc., regardless of vaccination… but what is immoral is choosing not to get vaccinated.”

LA City Attorney Mike Feuer endorsed the idea he calls “No shots, no admission.” He said

“Those who reject that responsibility should temporarily lose some of society’s privileges until their reckless behavior no longer endangers the rest of us.”

https://deadline.com/2021/08/los-angeles-city-requires-vaccination-vaccine-indoors-1234813086/

People were surveyed as to who they blame for the resurgence of COVID19 infections. Seventy-nine percent (79%) of vaccinated Americans blame unvaccinated Americans.

https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/medical-advances/566300-mario-tama-getty-images

More-and-more COVID19 is described as “the pandemic of the unvaccinated.” The labeling is intensifying the rhetoric of “killing,” “terrorism,” and social consequences for the unvaccinated.

Step back and look at the big picture. The entire planet is on the verge of a system of social credit based on government mandates in which “good” citizens are rewarded and “bad” ones are punished.

It is Revelation 13ish.

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!