We focus on Bible prophecy each week for about five-minutes, calling it a “Prophecy Update.”

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.

Japanese and Russian geneticists are working together to, and I quote, “resurrect a wooly mammoth.”

Let me read a few excerpts from the article I read:

New findings indicate that the resurrection of mammoths is not a fantasy… after cell nuclei extracted from the… remains of a woolly mammoth were discovered to retain some function.

When placed in the ova of mice, the nuclei developed to a state just before cellular division, according to a paper published Monday in the British journal Scientific Reports.

The team includes researchers from Japanese and Russian universities. It has been working for about 20 years on a project to use cloning to resurrect mammoths, an animal that has long been extinct.

The cell nuclei used in the team’s recent findings were extracted from musculature and other tissue from Yuka, an about 3.5-meter-long female woolly mammoth excavated nearly intact in 2010 from permafrost in Siberia.

Teruhiko Wakayama, a professor in reproductive biology at the University of Yamanashi’s Advanced Biotechnology Center, said, “This can be praised as a first step in research toward the dream of resurrecting extinct ancient animals.”


I was going to say, Maybe these guys should watch Jurassic Park… But they probably have and think it’s going to turn out differently.

How is this relevant to Bible prophecy? Jesus told us that the last days would be like the days of Noah. Specifically, Jesus mentioned the marriages in the days of Noah between fallen angels and human women. You can read about it in chapter six of Genesis.

Bottomline: Those unions were producing genetically altered offspring – giants called the Nephilim.

I conclude from Jesus’ words that a characteristic of the last days will be our manipulation of both animal and human DNA.

It’s a trend you’d expect from reading the Bible literally as a futurist.

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.

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!