If media is any indicator, people are concerned about what is going to happen in the future. Everything seems to be about a mostly bad future. The word ‘apocalypse’ frequently pops up in titles and in dialog.
Since we have the answers, it’s therefore a good time to see the signs of the times and be able to explain what is really going on, and what is going to occur, based on Bible prophecy.
500 end times Bible prophecies remain to be fulfilled. You’d therefore expect there to be news, and trends, that anticipate their fulfillment.
That’s why each week we present what we call a Prophecy Update.
We taught a series on the Days of Noah on Wednesday nights. I’d strongly encourage you to go to calvaryhanford.com, find those studies, and either watch, listen, or read them. They are less than 25 minutes long; only a few pages of reading, if you choose the PDF.
They are pertinent to end times prophecy because Jesus pointed us back to the Days of Noah. He 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,
Mat 24:39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
We discovered in those studies that Jesus was describing a particular type of “marrying” that was occurring before the Flood.
According to Genesis, fallen angels were marrying and mating with human women. Their offspring were the Nephilim – a superhuman race of giants whose DNA was manipulated.
It is this manipulation of human DNA to alter what it means to be human that Jesus seemed to be pointing to as something we could expect to characterize the end times.
Guess what? Manipulating human DNA is all the rage right now.
It’s as it was in the Days of Noah, except instead of fallen angels, it’s being done by fallen humans.
You may have seen the article titled, US scientists try 1st gene editing in the body.
Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to cure a disease.
The experiment was done Monday in California on 44-year-old Brian Madeux.
Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a precise spot.
“It’s kind of humbling” to be the first to test this, said Madeux, who has a metabolic disease called Hunter syndrome. “I’m willing to take that risk. Hopefully it will help me and other people.”
Signs of whether it’s working may come in a month; tests will show for sure in three months.
“We cut your DNA, open it up, insert a gene, stitch it back up. Invisible mending,” said Dr. Sandy Macrae, president of Sangamo Therapeutics, the California company testing this for two metabolic diseases and hemophilia. “It becomes part of your DNA and is there for the rest of your life.”
That also means there’s no going back, no way to erase any mistakes the editing might cause.
“You’re really toying with Mother Nature” and the risks can’t be fully known,” said one independent expert, Dr. Eric Topol of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in San Diego.
That sounds great, for those with incurable diseases. But as we’ve reported on before, this gene-editing can be done on unborn babies to choose traits.
And recently Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested we are on our way to creating what he called “super soldiers” by messing around with DNA.
Jesus said it would be like the Days of Noah. In those days, what it means to be human was corrupted at a DNA level. That’s what we’re seeing.
We are not looking for any particular sign, or prophecy to be fulfilled. Jesus promised He’d return to rapture His church – which entails the resurrection of the dead in Christ of the Church Age, then the translation from earth to Heaven of all living believers.
It is presented in the Bible as an imminent event.
Are you ready for the rapture? If not, get ready, stay ready, and keep looking up. Ready or not, Jesus is coming!