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 that will occur 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, and the rebirth of national Israel are End Times phenomena the Bible predicts. All of these are increasingly trending in the news.

In His prophetic sermon we call the Olivet Discourse, Jesus said the End Times would be like the days of Noah.

Jesus specifically referenced the strange marriages in the days of Noah.

In Genesis chapter six we’re told that certain fallen angels were marrying human women.

Their offspring were called Nephilim. They were a race of giants.

The Old Testament talks about giants in many places. For example ten of the Israelite spies reported there were giants in the Promised Land. The giants were so big that they made the spies seem like grasshoppers in comparison. Their fear of these Nephilim is why they refused to enter the land God was giving them.

These giants were not just tall men. At least one is described as being 15 feet tall.

This is not on the fringe. Francis Schaeffer, noted theologian, philosopher and Christian thinker, has written:

More and more we are finding that mythology in general, though greatly contorted, very often has some historical basis.  And the interesting thing is that one myth that one finds over and over again in many parts of the world is that somewhere a long time ago supernatural beings had sexual intercourse with natural women and produced a special breed of people.

Satan’s Nephilim were the first attempt at what today is called Transhumanism. It is “the improvement of human capacities through advanced technology.”

Examples are cryogenics, virtual reality, gene therapy/RNA interference, space colonization, cybernetics, autonomous self-replicating robots, molecular manufacturing, mind uploading, and artificial intelligence.

Dr. Ian Pearson believes that by using the power of technology, humanity might be able to merge our minds with machines, making our bodies obsolete. You could end up attending your own “body funeral.” Pearson said, “One day, your body dies, and with it, your brain stops, but no big problem, because 99% of your mind is still fine, running happily on IT, in the cloud. Assuming you saved enough and prepared well, you connect to an android to use as your body from now on, attend your funeral, and then carry on as before, still you, just with a younger, highly upgraded body.”

https://interestingengineering.com/how-long-do-you-want-to-live-this-technology-could-potentially-help-people-live-forever

We are told that Noah was a just man, and perfect in his generations.  Perfect here does not mean sinless, but complete or whole (without blemish) – a reference to health and physical condition.  From this we infer that Noah was chosen to carry on and to restart humanity after the flood, because his genetic blood line and ancestry were 100% human.

The superhero films we love so much call this Meta Human or Enhanced. There is nothing comical about it. One article said, “In Genesis 6 we have the first recorded practice of genetic manipulation and modification, which today is once again at the heart of the scientific and technological Transhumanist agenda.” 

Jesus pointed to the days of Noah. Those days were characterized by an enhanced, meta human, transhuman race.

As futurists, we expect the world to be trending in that direction… And it is.

We believe the resurrection and rapture of the church are imminent. It could happen any moment; nothing needs to happen before it. It will happen before the Great Tribulation.

Jesus will return in the clouds.
He will raise the dead in Christ.
He will transform the bodies of living believers to glorified, resurrection bodies.

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!