Prophecy Update #779 – Tribulation, Not Terminators

There are an estimated 500 future Bible prophecies yet to be fulfilled. Since God has 100% accuracy in prophecy, we know everything He recorded for us in the Bible will happen.

We reserve a few minutes Sunday morning to suggest news, or trends, that seem to be predicted by a literal, futurist reading of the Bible.

We are careful to use recognized, reliable sources for news. There is a lot of sensationalism surrounding unfulfilled Bible prophecy, and we don’t want to add to it.

We’re not saying the things we report are the definite fulfillment of prophecy – only that they are the things you’d expect as setting the stage.

One of the most fantastic predictions is found in the Revelation of Jesus Christ. It has to do with a man-made Image coming to life. It reads, in part, “And [the false prophet] deceives those who dwell on the earth… telling those who dwell on the earth to make an Image to the [antichrist]… He was granted power to give breath to the Image that the Image should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the Image of the [antichrist] to be killed.”

It isn’t difficult to see this could be a form of advanced Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).

I read an article titled, US-funded report issues urgent AI warning of ‘uncontrollable’ systems turning on humans.


The US government has a “clear and urgent need”to act as swiftly developing artificial intelligence (AI) could potentially lead to human extinction through weaponization and loss of control, according to a government-commissioned report. The report, obtained by TIME Magazine and titled, An Action Plan to Increase the Safety and Security of Advanced AI, states that “the rise of advanced AI and AGI has the potential to destabilize global security in ways reminiscent of the introduction of nuclear weapons.” [1]

Another article was titled, Top AI scientist says artificial intelligence will pass human intelligence WAY sooner than initially thought.


The computer scientist and CEO who popularized the term ‘Artificial General Intelligence’ (AGI) believes AI is verging on an exponential ‘intelligence explosion.’ Ben Goertzel made the prediction while closing out a summit on AGI this month. “Once you get to human-level AGI, within a few years you could get a radically superhuman AGI.”[2]

We are not saying that AI powers the Image of the Beast. Maybe… Maybe not. The point of our weekly venture into prophecy is simply to show how the Bible’s predictions are spot on and that the stage is definitely being set.

End Times events are going to progress according to God’s plan. A seven-year time of great tribulation is going to break-out upon the Earth. You can read about it in chapters 6-19 of the Revelation.

What you won’t read about is the Church. We are significantly absent as God’s wrath is poured-out upon those who dwell upon the Earth.

Jesus promised His Church, “I… will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth” (Revelation 3:10).

He keeps us entirely out of those 7yrs by raising deceased Church Age saints, and rapturing “we who are alive and remain”

The return of the Lord for us is imminent. It could happen any time. Nothing needs to occur before Jesus can come for us.

Are you ready for the rapture? If not, Get ready; Stay ready; Keep looking up.

Ready or not, Jesus is coming!