We like to spend a few minutes each Sunday talking about trends and Bible prophecy.
Christians who are critical, even sarcastic, about emphasizing prophecy argue that it’s study has only negative effects on your walk with the Lord.
Not according to the apostle Peter. He spent a great deal of time in his second letter discussing things to come. Then he asked, “what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God” (3:11-12).
The apostle Paul wrote extensively about the resurrection and rapture of the church in his first letter to the Thessalonians. Then he told them to “comfort one another with these words.”
Personal holiness and comfort are just two of the spiritual by-products of studying Bible prophecy.
There are approximately 500 yet-to-be-fulfilled prophecies. Knowing what they say, we expect to see certain trends in the world. We’re not saying these trends are the fulfillment of prophecy – only that things seem to be unfolding just as you’d expect.
For example, Jesus told us that the Last Days would “be like the days of Noah.” He specified what He meant when He said, “For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage…” (Matthew 24:38).
In Genesis chapter six, the Bible describes the marriages Jesus was referring to:
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.
The “sons of God” were fallen angels, and they were marrying and mating with human women. Their offspring were called Nephilim. They are described, both in the Bible and in other literature of the time, as a race of cannibalistic giants.
Nephilim are mentioned many, many times in the Bible. One notable example: The Israelites refused to go into the Promised Land because the twelve spies saw Nephilim there, claiming the their soldiers looked like grasshoppers by way of comparison.
They weren’t just slightly taller men. They were agile warriors – described in other Bible passages as up to 15’ tall.
The fallen angels in Noah’s day were corrupting the human race by manipulating our DNA.
You’d therefore expect a trend towards the successful manipulation of DNA – both human and animal.
A reliable, mainstream UK news source posted an article titled, Russia plans Jurassic Park-style cloning facility to bring extinct species like woolly mammoths back to life.
Extinct woolly mammoths, cave lions and other long-gone species may be brought back to life in a new cloning facility in Russia, scientists claim.
The new Jurassic Park-style center will be a “world class paleo-genetic scientific hub” in the world’s coldest city, Yakutsk, in the remote north-east of the country.
Vladimir Putin’s exact plans will be unveiled in September at an investment forum but experts say the center will aim “to study extinct animals from living cells – and to restore such creatures as the woolly mammoth, woolly rhinoceros, cave lion and breeds of long-gone horses”.
They’ve found DNA from the ancient animals preserved in remains encased in frozen soil – or permafrost – for tens of thousands of years.
You say, “That’s only animals – not humans.” The article goes on to quote one of the researchers saying, “We study not only Pleistocene animals – another line is the study of the history of settlement of the North-East of Russia. Northern ethnic groups have a unique ancient genetic structure.”
I’ve told you twice before that Putin has described the creation of super-soldiers. Here is a weird but possible scenario: What if they had DNA from a Nephilim they found encased in frozen soil?
Throughout history there have been many claims of finding giant skeletal remains. It’s really not far-fetched.
Speculation aside – The Bible seems to indicate that in the Last Days we should expect the manipulation of DNA, and that is exactly what we see trending in the world.
You’d mostly expect that Jesus could return at any moment.
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 (any-moment) event.
Are you ready for the rapture? If not, get ready, stay ready, and keep looking up. Ready or not, Jesus is coming!