Prophecy Update #672 – No Parent People

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. They were a corruption of genetics.

It was mainly on account of the corruption of human DNA that God sent the global flood. He spared Noah & company because they were (quote) “righteous in their generations.” They had uncorrupted human DNA and would restore the human race.

We should therefore expect tampering with human DNA to become prevalent.

Synthetic biology is something we are mostly unaware of that is becoming more prevalent. It is defined as, “redesigning organisms for useful purposes by engineering them to have new abilities.”

The National Academies of Science said,

Synthetic biology, a field that creates technologies for engineering or creating organisms, is being used for a variety of purposes that benefit society. Applications include treating diseases, improving agricultural yields, and remediating pollution.  Even though synthetic biology holds great promise in many areas, it is possible to imagine harmful uses that could threaten U.S. citizens and military personnel.

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/06/if-misused-synthetic-biology-could-expand-the-possibility-of-creating-new-weapons-dod-should-continue-to-monitor-advances-in-the-field-new-report-says

As far back as 2016, The NY Times reported,

Scientists are now contemplating the fabrication of a human genome, meaning they would use chemicals to manufacture all the DNA contained in human chromosomes. The prospect is spurring both intrigue and concern in the life sciences community because it might be possible, such as through cloning, to use a synthetic genome to create human beings without biological parents.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/14/science/synthetic-human-genome.html

One article I read, on a science-site raised a similar concern. The author wrote,

It may be interesting to consider the odds that through synthetic biology we may generate an entity of life that could occur naturally in the future through evolution. This brings us to question whether we place more value on maintaining or on influencing the course of nature. Some would argue that meddling with what we know to be naturally occurring constitutes the role of “playing God.” No living being has been able to create life from inorganic matter but if synthetic biology makes that feasible, then people may consider this to be overstepping human limitations and harboring the power to control or “rise above” nature.

Jesus pointed back to the Days of Noah as a sign, especially tampering with DNA. It’s happening.

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!

Prophecy Update #671 – You Had A Friend In Me

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.

A story that didn’t receive much attention may be the most important thing that happened this week, at least from the perspective of Bible prophecy. It was titled, Biden Tells Israeli Government He’s Reversing Trump’s Jerusalem Move Despite Its Strong Objections.

Excerpts:

President Joe Biden is expected to reopen the US consulate in Jerusalem, in a reversal of a decision by former President Donald Trump. When the Trump administration moved the US Embassy in 2019 from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital city of Jerusalem, the consulate was merged with the new embassy. The Biden administration has its eyes set on overturning the decision made by the Trump administration, despite Israeli objections.

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-tells-israeli-government-reversing-trumps-jerusalem-move-despite-strong-objections/

USA Today reported, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday the Biden administration would reopen its consulate in Jerusalem, which had served as a de facto embassy for the Palestinians until former President Donald Trump shuttered it in 2019.   

“That’s an important way for our country to engage with and provide support to the Palestinian people,” Blinken told reporters after meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/05/25/jerusalems-us-consulate-reopen-reversing-trump-era-closure/7426894002/

The rebirth of national Israel was a direct fulfillment of many Bible prophecies.

The prophets also foretold that the city of Jerusalem would cause international problems. For instance, Zechariah predicted “And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it” (12:3). Zechariah was looking all the way forward to Armageddon. Nevertheless he prophesied that Jerusalem would exist in the Last Days and be a source of international strife.

There is an important passage in the Bible where God promises to bless those who support Israel and to curse those who do not. In Genesis we read, “I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (12:3).

Christians are called to show love to the people of Israel and to pray for them: “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you” (Psalm 122:6).

Israel is the apple of God’s eye (Zechariah 2:8). Lack of support for her national sovereignty, and especially her rights to Jerusalem, don’t bode well for us.

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

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

Ready or not, Jesus is coming!

Prophecy Update #670 – The Shots Felt Around The World

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.

Most of our recent talks have involved the global pandemic.

COVID19 is not prophetic. However, the methods and mandates that are being utilized globally to combat it are predictive of the type of the socio-economic system that will play a significant role in the future government of the antichrist.

Citizens in the future Great Tribulation will be mandated to participate in a system by which they must produce proof of compliance to be allowed to work, shop, dine, or attend entertainment. Their livelihood and lifestyle will be restricted without the proof.

The same thing could be said today as governments continue to struggle with COVID19 vaccines passports.

A vaccine passport is a digital version of a vaccine card. It is a credential that states you have received your full round of COVID19 shots. You present that credential to prove that you are vaccinated.

France passed legislation adopting vaccine passports and their use. The article I read was titled, French Face 6 Months In Jail For Entering A Bar Or Restaurant Without A COVID Pass.

Excerpts:

President Emmanuel Macron announced that those unable to prove they’re vaccinated or a negative COVID test (at their own cost) will be banned from using public transport, entering a cinema, shopping mall, bar, cafe, restaurant, and other venues starting August 1st.

People unable to present a valid health pass risk up to six months in prison and a fine of up to $10,000, according to the draft text of the law, while owners of “establishments welcoming the public” who fail to check patrons’ passes could go to jail for a year and be hit with a $45,000 fine.

The government had to withdraw a similar law back in December following numerous riots, but merely re-introduced the same legislation with even tougher punishments for dissenters.

https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/french-face-6-months-jail-entering-bar-or-restaurant-without-covid-pass

Commenting on France not providing free testing, one journalist noted, “Citizens abstaining from the injection will have to pay for a test each and every time they wish to go to a shopping center, restaurant, or cafe.”

Another article was titled, Canada’s Quebec province to introduce vaccine passport.

Excerpts:

“The principle behind the vaccine passport is that people who have made the effort to get their two doses should be able to live a semi-normal life,” provincial prime minister Francois Legault told a press conference.

https://www.activistpost.com/2021/08/quebec-becomes-first-canadian-province-to-introduce-vaccine-passports.html

Israel has been using vaccine passports for a while. In a recent article Israeli government officials said that COVID19 vaccine passports will expire six months after the second Pfizer dose, meaning that people will need to receive booster shots to keep their passes valid.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/covid-19-vaccine-passport-expires-6-months-after-2nd-dose-as-booster-shots-mandated-israeli-officials_3978587.html

Tom Tugendhat is a British Parliament member who serves as Chairman of Foreign Affairs. He said, “Vaccine passports risk a social credit system of control. If we need a vaccine to for events like a party conference or a nightclub – why not to travel by a train, or go to a university lecture or a shop? What other choices will result in denial of service?”

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau in a recent speech proclaimed what we have learned about COVID19 can be applied to Climate Change. He means that government has learned it can control your behavior with mandates and can thereby implement their environmental agenda.

In an opinion piece, a journalist said, “COVID passport mandates represent a turning point in human history. Countries around the world have gone full authoritarian with their measures on vaccine passports, lockdowns, and military interventions. By coercing, manipulating, and incentivizing individuals to show their papers everywhere they go, nations around the world are quickly becoming police states.”

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

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

Ready or not, Jesus is coming!

Prophecy Update #669 – More Than Life

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 Israel as a nation are some of the trends we see corroborating the End Times prophecies of the Bible.

Most of our recent talks have involved the global pandemic.

COVID19 is not prophetic. However, the methods and mandates that are being utilized globally to combat it are predictive of the future socio-economic system that will play a major role in the government of the antichrist.

Citizens in the future Great Tribulation will be mandated to participate in a system by which they must produce proof of compliance in order to be allowed to work or shop or dine or attend entertainment. Without proof, their livelihood and lifestyles will be restricted.

The same thing could be said today as governments continue to struggle with the virus and things like vaccines passports.

Now that we are into the pandemic’s second year, we are starting to get data on the unforeseen consequences of the methods and mandates governments are using.

The following are all quotes from reputable sources:

✏ Nearly one million people in England became addicted to alcohol as a result of Covid lockdowns, official data suggests. Dr. Tony Rao, a world-renowned expert on alcohol misuse in older people at King’s College London, warned the impact of lockdowns had been “devastating.” Deaths directly caused by alcohol soared by 20% during the first year of the Covid pandemic. 


✏ More than 87,000 Americans died of drug overdoses over the 12-month period that ended in September, according to preliminary federal data, eclipsing the toll from any year since the opioid epidemic began in the 1990s. The surge represents an increasingly urgent public health crisis, one that has drawn less attention and fewer resources while the nation has battled the coronavirus pandemic.

✏ The United Nations entity UN Women said domestic violence reports in France have increased 30% since they initiated a March 17 lockdown. Domestic Violence calls in Argentina have increased 25% since their March 20 lockdown. The organization also reports a 30% increase in helpline calls in Cyprus, and 33% increase in Singapore.

✏ Terri Poore, Policy Director of the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, says close to 40% of the rape crisis centers surveyed had seen increased demand for services since the outbreak.

✏ A World Health Organization report on global child abuse noted that schools were closed to 1.5 billion children worldwide because of the pandemic, and their parents face heightened stress and anxiety from lost income, social isolation, and potential crowding in the home. Additionally, more time online may expose children to an increased risk of online sexual exploitation or bullying. Henrietta Fore, executive director of UNICEF, said in a statement about the report, “Lockdowns, school closures and movement restrictions have left far too many children stuck with their abusers, without the safe space that school would normally offer. It is urgent to scale up efforts to protect children during these times and beyond.”

✏ A new study by McKinsey & Company “not only showed huge learning losses among American children due to the pandemic, but also shocking estimates of the long-term economic impacts these learning losses would have on the US. New data on learning loss and student mental health issues is incredibly disturbing. Children have been damaged academically, mentally, and economically, far more than COVID has hurt them.”

✏ Overall, 41% of respondents surveyed reported at least one adverse mental or behavioral health condition, including symptoms of anxiety disorder or depressive disorder, symptoms of a trauma-and stressor-related disorder (TSRD) related to the pandemic, and having started or increased substance use to cope with stress or emotions related to COVID19. The percentage of respondents who reported having seriously considered suicide in the 30 days before completing the survey was significantly higher among respondents aged 18-24 years, minority groups, self-reported unpaid caregivers for adults, and essential workers.

✏ An August 2020 edition of The New England Journal of Medicine reported, “Uncertain prognoses, looming severe shortages of resources for testing and treatment and for protecting responders and healthcare providers from infection, imposition of unfamiliar public health measures that infringe on personal freedoms, large and growing financial losses, and conflicting messages from authorities are among the major stressors that undoubtedly will contribute to widespread emotional distress and increased risk for psychiatric illness associated with COVID19.”

✏ Across the US, there were 25% more murders recorded in 2020 than the previous year.

✏ Homicides in California jumped 31% last year, making it the deadliest year since 2007 as the nation’s most populous state struggled with the COVID19 pandemic.

✏ Emergency room visits for adolescent suicide attempts soared this past summer and winter, especially among girls, perhaps in connection to America’s struggle with COVID19, new CDC data revealed.

✏ A report by The Well Being Trust found that 75,000 additional people could die from what they called “deaths of despair,” which include suicide and substance use, because of COVID19.

✏ A Yale professional journal article concluded, “Excess mortality during the four months [of the study] was more than two times greater than the number of COVID19 deaths confirmed by PCR testing. Countermeasures against COVID19 should be chosen carefully in light of suicide effects.”

✏ JAMA Psychiatry Journal concluded, “The combination of physical distancing, economic stress, barriers to mental health treatment, and pervasive national anxiety, are creating a perfect storm for suicide mortality.”

These studies and articles are talking about people we know who are without hope. They need Jesus. Remember that when they want to shutter churches.

People need more than life; they need eternal life.

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

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

Ready or not, Jesus is coming!

Prophecy Update #668 – Mandate Or Manslaughter

We reserve a few minutes each Sunday to discuss current trends that you’d expect from reading Bible prophecy.

We are futurists. We interpret the unfulfilled prophetic portions of the Book of Daniel and the Book of the Revelation, and all other unfulfilled Bible prophecies, as future events occurring 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 Israel as a nation are some of the trends we see corroborating the End Times prophecies of the Bible.

I’ve been talking about COVID19 vaccine mandates.

I’m not talking about whether you ought to be vaccinated or not.

I’m not talking about whether vaccination should be mandated or not.

I’m not suggesting anything that is partisan towards any political party or position.

I’m talking about how the mandates resemble what the Bible predicts in the thirteenth chapter of the Revelation.

During the future seven year Great Tribulation, “All, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, [must] receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 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” (Revelation 13:16-17).

Citizens in the future Great Tribulation will be mandated to participate in a system by which they must produce proof of compliance in order to be allowed to work or shop or dine or attend entertainment. Without proof, their livelihood and lifestyles will be restricted.

What is happening today? Globally, citizens are being mandated to participate in a system by which they must produce proof of compliance in order to be allowed to work or shop or dine or attend entertainment. Without proof, their livelihood and lifestyles will be restricted.

Our leaders at all levels of government – Federal, State, and local – are starting to sound authoritarian.

President Biden, the leader of the free world, citing the unvaccinated, said “They’re killing people. I mean, look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated. And they’re killing people.”

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/16/1017002907/u-s-covid-deaths-are-rising-again-experts-call-it-a-pandemic-of-the-unvaccinated

Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Biden, said that Americans who remain unvaccinated against the coronavirus are “propagating” the latest outbreak of cases of the highly contagious Delta variant. “We’ve really got to get those people to change their minds, make it easy for them, convince them, do something to get them to be vaccinated because they are the ones that are propagating this outbreak.”

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/anthony-fauci-covid-19-unvaccinated-americans-delta-variant-face-the-nation/

Pam Keith, a former nominee for a Florida congressional seat, thinks the government should suspend benefits to unvaccinated people.

The Department of Homeland Security released an advisory summarizing the current terrorism threat, and mentioned “grievances over public health safety measures and perceived government restrictions” as potential [domestic terror] threats.

Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen sent US attorneys and federal law enforcement agencies a memo informing Department of Justice officials that they should consider prosecuting certain “purposeful exposure or infection of others with COVID19” under federal terrorism-related statutes.

The memo followed warnings from the FBI that white supremacist groups were encouraging members who become sick to spread the virus to Jewish people, minorities and police officers – suggesting that members could use spray bottles, leave bodily fluids on door handles or even spit on elevator buttons.

The Governor of Alabama said, “It’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the vaccinated folks.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/23/kay-ivey-republican-blame-unvaccinated-covid-cases

Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey turned on hecklers saying, “You are the ultimate knuckleheads! And because of what you are saying and standing for, people are losing their life.”

Washington Governor Jay Inslee said last week, “There is no reason on this green Earth why people who are vaccinated should lose the right to go to a restaurant, or go to school, or go to work because some folks won’t get vaccinated. That’s just not right. It’s not fair.”

Governor Newsom said, “An individual’s choice not to get vaccinated is now impacting the rest of us in a profound and devastating and deadly way.”

Hawaii Lt. Governor Josh Green said, “It’s a small minority that is otherwise condemning society to a lockdown and potentially large-scale death.”

https://apnews.com/article/health-coronavirus-pandemic-hawaii-c87f3f14ba91a55a84b927a7a2af72f7

LA City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell was quoted, “We’re not going to deny anyone the ability to access essentials, food, medicine, etc., regardless of vaccination… but what is immoral is choosing not to get vaccinated.”

LA City Attorney Mike Feuer endorsed the idea he calls “No shots, no admission.” He said

“Those who reject that responsibility should temporarily lose some of society’s privileges until their reckless behavior no longer endangers the rest of us.”

https://deadline.com/2021/08/los-angeles-city-requires-vaccination-vaccine-indoors-1234813086/

People were surveyed as to who they blame for the resurgence of COVID19 infections. Seventy-nine percent (79%) of vaccinated Americans blame unvaccinated Americans.

https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/medical-advances/566300-mario-tama-getty-images

More-and-more COVID19 is described as “the pandemic of the unvaccinated.” The labeling is intensifying the rhetoric of “killing,” “terrorism,” and social consequences for the unvaccinated.

Step back and look at the big picture. The entire planet is on the verge of a system of social credit based on government mandates in which “good” citizens are rewarded and “bad” ones are punished.

It is Revelation 13ish.

We believe the resurrection and rapture of the church is 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!

Prophecy Update #667 – Prove It

We reserve a few minutes each Sunday to discuss current trends that you’d expect from reading Bible prophecy.

We are futurists. We interpret the unfulfilled prophetic portions of the Book of Daniel and the Book of the Revelation, and all other unfulfilled Bible prophecies, as future events occurring 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 Israel as a nation are some of the trends we see corroborating the End Times prophecies of the Bible.

I’ve been spending a great deal of time suggesting that vaccine passports are a trend you’d expect. I’m not talking about the vaccines, or whether they should be mandatory or not. These updates are not medical or political.

I’m talking about how the mandates sound ominously like what the Bible predicts in the thirteenth chapter of the Revelation.

During the future seven year Great Tribulation, “all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, [must] receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 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” (Revelation 13:16-17).

Citizens will be mandated to participate in a system by which they must produce proof of compliance in order to be allowed to work or shop or dine or attend entertainment. Without proof, their livelihood and lifestyles will be restricted.

Citizens are – today – being mandated to participate in a system by which they must produce proof of compliance in order to be allowed to work or shop or dine or attend entertainment. Without proof, their livelihood and lifestyles are being restricted.

Let’s first see how serious government is regarding proof of vaccination.

The LA City Council voted 13-0 to create vaccine requirement for indoor public spaces. Councilman Mitch O’Farrell was quoted, “This is not a vaccine mandate… we’re not going to deny anyone the ability to access essentials, food, medicine, etc., regardless of vaccination… but what is immoral is choosing not to get vaccinated, choosing to listen to some delusional rant on Twitter.”

LA City Attorney Mike Feuer has already endorsed the idea he calls “No shots, no admission.” He said

“Those who reject that responsibility should temporarily lose some of society’s privileges until their reckless behavior no longer endangers the rest of us.”

https://deadline.com/2021/08/los-angeles-city-requires-vaccination-vaccine-indoors-1234813086/

Arthur L. Caplan, professor of bioethics and the founding head of New York University School of Medicine’s Division of Medical Ethics, and Dorit R. Reiss, a professor of law at UC Hastings College of Law, suggested, “Either the HHS secretary or the FDA commissioner should edit the emergency use authorizations to say that refusing the vaccine may lead to one or more of the following consequences: loss of employment, limits on access to education, or limits on access to businesses and private enterprises.”

https://www.statnews.com/2021/07/27/rewriting-eua-pave-way-covid-19-vaccine-mandates/

California Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás Aragón said,

“At first, people will have to bring their vaccination card with them. But we anticipate that in the future that the solution will be digital,” meaning people could potentially show proof of vaccination on their mobile phones. As of right now, US citizens only have a vaccination card that they either get stamped, or receive a sticker once they get their dose, or doses. But fraudulent copies of vaccination cards are popping up everywhere.

Ramesh Raskar, a professor at MIT Media Lab, has been leading an effort to develop a solution that includes both a paper certificate that anyone can easily carry as well as a free digital pass that works even without cell service. We are going to emerge from the pandemic with a new “currency for health,” he said.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/26/travel/vaccine-passport-cards-apps.html

Here are two random quotes:

In Oregon, Governor Kate Brown plans to start deploying up to 1,500 National Guard troops next week to hospitals across the state to support health care workers dealing with spiraling cases driven by the spread of the more transmissible delta variant.
President Joe Biden has urged cities to adopt proof-of-vaccination requirements for restaurants and other businesses.

A universal vaccine passport is not the Mark of the Beast. However, the way the leaders of the world are talking, they will establish a system like what the Revelation predicts will be in place in the Great Tribulation.

I think we can all see that once such a digital passport is in place for COVID19, its use could be expanded for all kinds of things.

We believe the resurrection and rapture of the church is 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!

Prophecy Update #666 – No App, No Access

We reserve a few minutes each Sunday to discuss current world trends that you’d expect from reading Bible prophecy.

We are futurists. We interpret the unfulfilled prophetic portions of the Book of Daniel and the Book of the Revelation, and all other unfulfilled Bible prophecies, as future events occurring 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 Israel as a nation are all areas we see corroborating the End Times prophecies of the Bible.

Our update last Sunday highlighted the push for COVID19 vaccine passports. As is our habit, we gave no medical advice. Nevertheless we joined the list of those who have had postings removed by YouTube for violating its “medical misinformation policy.” When I posted a screenshot of the YouTube notice on Instagram and Facebook, both of those sites added a link to the “COVID19 Information Center for Vaccine Resources.”

Things have gotten weird.

During the future Great Tribulation, “all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, [must] receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 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” (Revelation 13:16-17).

In other words, citizens will be mandated to participate in a system by which they must show proof of compliance in order to be allowed to work or shop or dine or attend entertainment. Without proof, their livelihood and lifestyles will be restricted.

Citizens are – today – being mandated to participate in a system by which they must show proof of compliance in order to be allowed to work or shop or dine or attend entertainment. Without proof, their livelihood and lifestyles are being restricted.

Across the pond, in the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister encouraged nightclubs and other large venues to insist on vaccine certification “as a matter of social responsibility.”   

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/07/12/boris-johnson-urges-use-covid-vaccine-passports/

Ross Clark writes for The Telegraph in the UK. Here are excerpts from two articles he recently posted:

Like COVID19 itself, the idea of vaccine passports just won’t seem to go away.  It subsides for a while, suppressed by the realization of what it would mean: that a small proportion of the population, concentrated in some ethnic groups, would be constantly discriminated against. But then it creeps back. 

Ministers have been discussing making vaccine passports a legal requirement at certain venues.  And once they have become established at nightclubs and concert halls, just wait until they become legally required at all hospitality venues: pubs, restaurants, hotels – just as it seems they will such establishments in France and Ireland.      

Vaccine passports are only a temporary measure, we will be told – just to protect us during the pandemic. But you can bet that they will soon morph into a smartphone-based ID card which we are expected to carry wherever we go – at least if we want access to any commercial premises or public building.  There are too many vested interests to allow the idea to die a death with the pandemic. There are huge fortunes to be made for the tech industry if it can persuade governments and commercial organizations to force on us electronic ID cards which can then be used to collect, store and access our personal data. 

There is a model for what will be coming our way:  China’s social credit system, which blacklists people for numerous antisocial offenses, from crossing the street on a red light to failing to sort their recycling, and uses the information to deny them the right, for example, to buy rail and airline tickets. 

It was reported that the government is planning to introduce a health app in January which will monitor our shopping, our exercise levels, or intake of fruit and vegetables – and reward us with virtue points which we can exchange for discounts, free tickets, and other goodies.

There will be no end to this kind of thing if we agree to use this app.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/07/13/anyone-thinks-covid-certification-would-temporary-measure-fooling/

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/we-need-to-act-now-to-block-britain-s-social-credit-system

The COVID19 mandates, whether necessary or not, have accelerated global acceptance of invasive social credit by which governments can control all behavior.

It sounds very Revelation 13ish.

We believe the resurrection and rapture of the church is 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!

Prophecy Update #665 – Arrogate, Mandate, Intimidate

We reserve a few minutes each Sunday to discuss current world trends that you’d expect from reading Bible prophecy.

We are futurists. We interpret the unfulfilled prophetic portions of the Book of Daniel and the Book of the Revelation, and all other unfulfilled Bible prophecies, as future events occurring 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 Israel as a nation are all areas we see corroborating the End Times prophecies of the Bible.

The trend this week has been mandating COVID19 vaccination and the requirement to show proof in order to function in society.

First, some international news:

In Italy, starting August 6th the unvaccinated are not allowed to access indoor facilities including restaurants, museums, cinema, gyms, etc. They are not allowed to take domestic flights or use the trains.

In Moscow, two million people in public facing jobs, including frontline health workers, have been told they must be vaccinated by the city’s mayor after a spike in cases. Businesses will be monitored to make sure they comply – at least 60% of employees must have a first dose by July 15 or firms risk being fined.

Saudi Arabia takes perhaps the hardest line: no jab, no job. In May, its government said employees in the public, private, and non-profit sectors must be vaccinated before they can return to work.

https://www.bmj.com/content/373/bmj.n1645

Starting August 8, Israelis must present a vaccination certificate or a negative Covid test if they want to attend cinemas, theaters, amusement parks, football matches or any outdoor and indoor activities involving more than 100. Synagogues are not exempt.

https://www.newstatesman.com/world/middle-east/2021/07/how-israel-s-new-vaccine-sanctions-could-boost-support-covid-19-passports

Around half of Australia’s 25 million people are in lockdown across several cities and states. The lockdown – in place until at least August 28th – bars people from leaving their home except for essential exercise, shopping, caregiving and other reasons. Australia has deployed hundreds of soldiers to Sydney to help with enforcement.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/25/covid-sydney-police-punish-anti-lockdown-protesters

Closer to home:

The Biden administration on July 29 stated that federal workers and contractors will have to show proof of vaccination against COVID19 or else wear masks, engage in social distancing, and submit to regular COVID19 testing. The Biden administration will also recommend the same model to employers across the United States.

“The US Department of Justice concluded in an opinion that federal law does not prohibit public agencies and private businesses from requiring COVID19 vaccines under the FDA’s emergency use authorization.”

On July 26, the U.S. Department of Veterans said they would require some of their government workers to get the COVID19 shot or be tested weekly. They became the first federal agency to mandate the vaccine.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/department-of-justice-declares-covid-19-vaccine-mandates-legal_3920759.html

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that the entire city workforce – some 340,000 people – will be mandated by mid-September to get vaccinated against the coronavirus or be tested weekly. He said, “We’ve got to shake people at this point and say ‘C’mon now.’ We tried voluntary. We could not have been more kind and compassionate as a country… free testing, incentives, friendly warm embrace – the voluntary phase is over.”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky suggested that vaccine passport-style systems might be implemented in the United States.

The California State University statewide system announced they would be joining the growing list of entities and require that those students returning to campus this fall must be vaccinated against COVID19. All faculty, staff, and students are covered under the new requirement and must give vaccination certification to their school by September 30th.

https://californiaglobe.com/fr/california-state-university-makes-getting-covid-vaccine-mandatory-on-campuses/

California will soon require state employees and all healthcare workers to provide proof of COVID19 inoculation or get tested at least once a week.
There are 246,000 state employees in California who are expected to be affected by the order. Additionally, there are at least 2 million healthcare workers in the public and private sectors in the state who fall under the mandate, the Associated Press reported. 

Governor Newsom vowed California will have the “strongest vaccine verification system in the US.”

https://www.businessinsider.com/newsom-california-vaccine-verification-system-covid-19-mandate-2021-7

Set aside your personal opinions and biases about COVID19 and vaccinations and look at this trend prophetically.

During the future Great Tribulation, “all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, [must] receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 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” (Revelation 13:16-17).

In other words, citizens will be mandated to participate in a system by which they must show proof of compliance in order to be allowed to work or shop or dine or take in entertainment. Without proof, their livelihood and lifestyles will be restricted.

Citizens are – today – being mandated to participate in a system by which they must show proof of compliance in order to be allowed to work or shop or dine or take in entertainment. Without proof, their livelihood and lifestyles are being restricted.

One more piece of news. The Calvert Journal reported that in Moscow you can receive a temporary tattoo to prove your COVID19 status. “Created by food courier service Delivery Club and Everink Tattoo, the new service is aimed at Muscovites who need a QR pass to enter bars and restaurants. The link proves that the holder is either fully vaccinated, has had COVID19 in the past six months, or has had a recent negative PCR test.”

The COVID19 mandates, whether necessary or not, have accelerated global acceptance of invasive social credit by which governments control all behavior.

We believe the resurrection and rapture of the church is 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!

Prophecy Update #664 – Passport Surrender

We reserve a few minutes each Sunday to discuss current world trends that you’d expect from reading Bible prophecy.

We are futurists. We interpret the unfulfilled prophetic portions of the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation, and all other unfulfilled Bible prophecies, as future events occurring 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 Israel as a nation are all areas we see corroborating the End Times prophecies of the Bible.

There is a lot of news about Vaccine Passports. One columnist wrote the following op-ed piece:

Vaccine passports are the latest rage around the world requiring proof of vaccination to enter restaurants, bars, or travel on public transportation. 

New York has created the “Excelsior Pass,” European countries are developing a Digital Green Certificate, and social control disguised as disease control is infecting the public domain. 

A system of passports promotes a type of social control reminiscent of what we see in dictatorships.  Can you imagine living in a world where you could be prevented from shopping, taking a bus, vacationing, visiting your family without a state sanctioned passport?  

The vaccine passport platform system currently in Israel and planned for a growing number of countries is a social credit system which is implemented currently in China that dominates the everyday lives of the Chinese people.  China’s social credit system allows the government to find “dissidents” who disagree with China’s policies and have them detained within minutes.  

The system can judge citizens’ behavior and trustworthiness. Forget to return your library books on time? Owe a parking ticket? Express your point of view too loudly?  You could lose certain rights, such as booking a flight or train ticket. 

Once vaccine passports are rolled out, adding functionalities to the backend would be simple.  Their implementation could lead to profound public manipulation and control.  Once governments and corporations get this kind of power, where does it end?   

George Orwell aptly wrote in his dystopian novel 1984, “We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.”   

https://www.blueridgenow.com/story/news/2021/04/28/vaccine-passports-bad-idea/7339701002/

Obviously we will have to wait to see how far the governments of the world push Vaccine Passports.

I point to it as a trend you’d expect from reading the Bible because a system similar to this will exist in the future Great Tribulation.

Utilizing a mandatory “mark” in or on the right hand or forehead, the governments of the world will control the behaviors of all people in just the kind of ways the article I quoted states.

The technology exists to achieve this almost overnight. The COVID19 pandemic is accelerating our acceptance of this type of system.

We believe the resurrection and rapture of the church is 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!

Prophecy Update #663 – Vac La France

We reserve a few minutes each Sunday to discuss current world trends that you’d expect from reading Bible prophecy.

We are futurists. We interpret the unfulfilled prophetic portions of the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation, and all other unfulfilled Bible prophecies, as future events occurring 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 Israel as a nation are all areas we see corroborating the End Times prophecies of the Bible.

The article I was drawn to this week was titled, French President Sets Stricter Health Rules.

Excerpts:

French president Emmanuel Macron has announced new health rules to contain the spread of the Delta variant of COVID19.

The key measure announced by Macron will make the EU Digital Covid Certificate – commonly called “health pass” – mandatory in all cultural venues, including cinemas, theaters and concert halls starting on July 21. Starting in August, the health pass will be mandatory in cafes, shops, restaurants, as well as trains and planes, among other places.

Until now, the certificate was only required at festivals and any events gathering more than 5,000 people.

Macron is also making the vaccine mandatory for all doctors, nurses and caregivers, as well as people with health conditions or those considered “vulnerable.”

https://variety.com/2021/global/news/emmanuel-macron-covid-health-pass-mandatory-1235017731/

Another article was titled, Prepare for mandatory COVID vaccines in September, US Army tells command.

Mandatory vaccination that will require proof for a person to travel, for employment, dining, entertainment, and anything else that a government deems necessary, sounds too much like the Last Days prediction that at some point everyone on Earth will be subjected to a contactless, cashless system of commerce involving a ‘mark’ on your hand or forehead. And all of it is becoming more global in scope.

COVID19 vaccination is not the Mark of the Beast. Whether or not you get vaccinated is up to you.

I am pointing to the trend the pandemic has set in terms of accelerating acceptance of the kind of system described in the Revelation.

We believe the resurrection and rapture of the church is 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!