I came across this quote: “Because the Bible is the only book which gives us an accurate forecast of the future, we must turn to its pages in order that we may be delivered from inexcusable ignorance and be prepared as God unfolds His prophetic program.”
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.
In the Revelation we are told,
Rev 13:14 [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 [antichrist], 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.
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.
John saw a future in which the buying and selling of goods and services would require participation in a global system. The government will be able to control a person’s life to be sure they comply with its mandated behaviors.
That kind of authoritarian control on a global scale was thought to be ridiculous… until recently. The global pandemic is accelerating its use and acceptance.
I read an article titled, New Patent Proposes Digital Surveillance to Vaccinate People Based on Social Credit Style Scores.
Patent and trademark attorneys Dr. Gal Ehrlich and Maier Fenster of Ehrlich & Fenster recently had a US patent approved for a technology that aims to surveil people via their digital activity, give them a score that defines “the potential level of super-spreading activity of each individual,” and then vaccinate people based on this score.
The patent proposes collecting a wide range of personal information from sources such as mobile devices, apps, social media, web browsing records, payment records, medical records, employment records, the government, and surveillance cameras.
It also suggests collecting highly specific personal information via these sources such as:
Precise location data.
The length of time people spend at the locations they visit.
The ventilation rate of the places people visit.
Images of people looking at the screen of their mobile phone.
Sounds from the microphones in personal devices
Facial recognition data.
The patent proposes numerous potential surveillance applications for this data which include detecting when people are using public transport by using “geolocation and/or regular start-stop movement that matches a public transportation profile,” monitoring when people are washing their hands by “analyzing sounds of water running or movement by a smartwatch,” and checking whether people are wearing a mask by “analyzing images taken during calls or other looking at screen of cellphone.”
Once the data has been gathered, the technology outlined in the patent analyzes the data and assigns a “score” to their electronic device.
It suggests using this score to predict the “the potential level of super-spreading activity of each individual” and recommends “vaccinating according to score.”
Not only does the patent suggest mass electronic surveillance of people to create a social credit style score that determines when they should be vaccinated but it also proposes that the technology could be deployed as part of a “dedicated mandatory app” where “the government may order the citizens to install a dedicated application on their smartphones (or other smart devices like tablets, smartwatches, smart glasses, etc.) to help the government with the logistics of the vaccination procedures.”
The patent was approved on August 31 and follows governments around the world implementing increasingly far-reaching surveillance measures amid the coronavirus.
We are not in the Great Tribulation. COVID19 is not one of the plagues described in the Revelation.
What we are pointing out is that the Bible predicted the Great Tribulation
would have the kind of authoritarian technology that exists right now.
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!