We focus on prophecy each week for about five-minutes.
Approximately 25% of the Bible is prophetic, with somewhere around 500 prophecies regarding the Last Days that are yet to be fulfilled.
We ought to be able to identify trends in the world that are to be expected in light of those prophecies.
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.
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 DNA.
I know; it sounds weird; not too many Bible teachers will talk about it. But it’s right there, in God’s Word.
You’d expect a trend towards messing with human DNA. That is exactly what we are doing.
NPR posted an article titled, New U.S. Experiments Aim To Create Gene-Edited Human Embryos.
A scientist in New York is conducting experiments designed to modify DNA in human embryos as a step toward someday preventing inherited diseases.
For now, the work is confined to a laboratory. But the research, if successful, would mark another step toward turning CRISPR, a powerful form of gene editing, into a tool for medical treatment.
Dieter Egli, a developmental biologist at Columbia University, says he is conducting his experiments “for research purposes.” He wants to determine whether CRISPR can safely repair mutations in human embryos to prevent genetic diseases from being passed down for generations.
So far, Egli has stopped any modified embryos from developing beyond one day so he can study them.
“Right now we are not trying to make babies. None of these cells will go into the womb of a person,” he says.
But if the approach is successful, Egli would likely allow edited embryos to develop further to continue his research.
The Associated Press posted an article titled, Tests suggest scientists achieved 1st ‘in body’ gene editing. They claim, “It’s a scientific milestone toward one day doctoring DNA to treat many diseases caused by faulty genes.”
We are trending towards the days of Noah.
As believers, we 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.
Just as Enoch was removed from the earth in a rapture prior to the global flood, so will we be.
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!