Endtime Updates

Endtime Updates
‬Man‭’‬s knowledge has increased in these last two years,‭ ‬as it has in other recent years,‭ ‬but it now heads in more dangerous directions than in the past.‭ ‬Scientists are‭ ‬experimenting‭ ‬ with life itself--attempting to clone human beings,‭ ‬attempting to grow body parts and organs,‭ ‬attempting to fuse man and beast in the embryo,‭ ‬attempting to genetically modify man,‭ ‬either directly or through the foods he eats,‭ ‬which work on him from the inside.‭ ‬They walk a perilous path,‭ ‬one that they do not understand.‭ ‬The things that they create will not unlock the doors to more and abundant life,‭ ‬but will instead unleash unprecedented plagues and pestilences that they do not foresee.‭<‬/p‭> ‬As men seek to unravel the secrets of life in their carnal,‭ ‬scientific way,‭ ‬they also seek to combine it with machine.‭ ‬They seek new and improved robots to serve man,‭ ‬giving them artificial intelligence and mobility such as they‭’‬ve not had before.‭ ‬They seek to make man himself more of a machine,‭ ‬implanting chips,‭ ‬sensors,‭ ‬and electrodes to enhance man‭’‬s powers and intelligence.‭<‬/p‭> ‬These chips and implants come with many benign purposes:‭ ‬They increase security for children and protect them from abduction‭; ‬they monitor criminals‭; ‬they check the health of their subjects and release medicine into the body‭; ‬they make identification quick and easy‭; ‬they prevent fraud‭; ‬they monitor and increase productivity‭; ‬they make life more convenient in many ways.‭ ‬In the last two years we‭’‬ve seen a great increase in the knowledge that has made such things‭ ‬possible and public acceptance of the devices themselves.‭ ‬ ‬For example,‭ ‬the move to outfit people with electronic devices that can be swallowed,‭ ‬implanted in their bodies or attached to their skin via‭ “‬smart tattoos‭” ‬could revolutionize health care and change the way people interact with devices and one another.‭ ‬Former DARPA director and now Google executive Regina Dugan is pushing an edible‭ “‬authentication microchip‭” ‬along with an electronic tattoo that can read your mind.‭ ‬This isn‭’‬t‭ ‬being presented‭ ‬as a movie script about a futuristic scientific dictatorship that we know is coming,‭ ‬but this new technology is being presented as trendy and cool‭!‬ ‬ Dugan,‭ ‬who is Head of Advanced Technology at‭ (‬Google-owned‭) ‬Motorola,‭ ‬told an audience at the All Things D11‭ ‬Conference that the company was working on a microchip inside a pill that users would swallow daily in order obtain the‭ “‬superpower‭” ‬of having their entire body act as a biological authentication system for cellphones,‭ ‬cars,‭ ‬doors and other devices.‭<‬/p‭> ‬Would you swallow a Google microchip every day simply to access your cellphone‭? ‬Critics call the trend intrusive,‭ ‬even sacrilegious.‭ ‬But others say it ultimately will make life better for everybody.‭ ‬Some researchers and executives envision a day when devices placed in people will enable them to control computers,‭ ‬prosthetic devices and many other things solely with their thoughts.‭ ‬ ‬The edible microchip and the wearable e-tattoo are prime examples of how transhumanism is being made‭ “‬trendy‭” ‬in an effort to convince the next generation to completely sacrifice whatever privacy they have left in the name of‭ ‬false‭ ‬rebellion,‭ ‬which is actually cultural conformism and convenience.‭<‬/p‭> ‬In the next‭ ‬5‭ ‬to‭ ‬15‭ ‬years we will see rapid development in bioengineered and man-machine interfaces.‭ ‬This new technology is preparing the public for its future debut–the mark of the Beast‭ (‬antichrist‭)‬,‭ ‬economic system as predicted in the Bible. ‭ “‬He‭ [‬the False Prophet,‭ ‬top minister in the Antichrist‭’‬s government‭] ‬causes all,‭ ‬both small and great,‭ ‬rich and poor,‭ ‬free and slave,‭ ‬to receive a mark on‭ [‬or‭ ‬‘in‭’‬] 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 [‬the Antichrist‭]‬,‭ ‬or the number of his name.‭ ‬Here is wisdom.‭ ‬Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the Beast,‭ ‬for it is the number of a man:‭ ‬His number is‭ ‬666″‭ (‬Revelation‭ ‬13:16-18‭)‬.‭<‬/p‭> ‬Also,‭ ‬as we read about‭ ‬the second seal,‭ ‬the red war horse on the loose‭ ‬as described‭ ‬in the Bible‭ ‬in Revelation‭ ‬6:3-4‭ ‬we see the prospect of more major wars coming in this endtime period‭! ‬ v3‭ ‬And when he had opened the second seal,‭ ‬I heard the second beast say,‭ ‬Come and see.‭<‬/p‭> ‬V4‭ ‬And there went out another horse that was red:‭ ‬and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth,‭ ‬and that they should kill one another:‭ ‬and there was given unto him a great sword.‭<‬/p‭> ‬The specter of nuclear war has come again to haunt the hearts of men.‭ ‬Russia has openly threatened to use its nuclear weapons,‭ ‬either in self-defense or in offense,‭ ‬and China also brandishes its weapons.‭ ‬North Korea is another nation that breathes out nuclear fire and brimstone,‭ ‬speaking great things.‭ ‬India and Pakistan,‭ ‬volatile and angry nations,‭ ‬also wave their warheads.‭ ‬While there have been many rumors of war in recent years and decades,‭ ‬the threat of a nuclear war had receded into the shadows after the Berlin Wall went down in‭ ‬1989.‭ ‬But now it has returned and multiplied,‭ ‬striking fear into the hearts of men.‭<‬/p‭> ‬Jesus told us that during the time of the end that there.‭…‬ “shall be signs in the sun,‭ ‬and in the moon,‭ ‬and in the stars‭; ‬and upon the earth distress of nations,‭ ‬with perplexity‭; ‬the sea and the waves roaring‭;‬ ‬Men‭’‬s hearts failing them for fear,‭ ‬and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:‭ ‬for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.‭” ‬(Luke‭ ‬21:25-26‭)‬ ‬As man looks at these things which are coming to pass it results‭ ‬in anxiety,‭ ‬stress,‭ ‬depression,‭ ‬sickness and suicide in unprecedented numbers.‭ ‬As men see the threats of war,‭ ‬they fear.‭ ‬As they see that technology has not solved their problems,‭ ‬they worry and wonder.‭ ‬As their workload increases and they‭’‬re bombarded with constant,‭ ‬ever-increasing information and knowledge,‭ ‬they feel great stress.‭ ‬As they see the shape that their society has taken,‭ ‬they become depressed.‭ ‬As they see how their children turn out,‭ ‬shaped by the influences around them,‭ ‬they become discouraged.‭ ‬Despite the promises of technology,‭ ‬modern comforts and conveniences,‭ ‬and affluence unknown in the past,‭ ‬the problems are not only the same,‭ ‬but grow worse.‭ ‬Poverty persists.‭ ‬War threatens.‭ ‬Disease stalks and kills many.‭ ‬And with no faith or hope for the future and no joy in the present,‭ ‬the heart of man fails him.‭<‬/p‭> ‬Even if there‭’‬s a terrible storm and great destruction all around you,‭ ‬you won‭’‬t need to fear‭! ‬The Lord says,‭ “‬Fear thou not,‭ ‬for I am with thee,‭ ‬be not dismayed,‭ ‬I am thy God‭!‬--You shall be safe in the midst of storm,‭ ‬in the hollow of My hand,‭ ‬for underneath you are My Everlasting Arms.‭” ‬(Isaiah‭ ‬41:10‭; ‬Deuteronomy‭ ‬33:27‭)‬--He is always there,‭ ‬He‭’‬ll never ever leave you,‭ ‬for He promises,‭ “‬I am with you always,‭ ‬even to the End of the World‭!‬” (Matthew‭ ‬28:20‭)‬ ‬Jesus will brighten your life and give you peace that the Bible says even‭ “‬passes your own understanding--perfect peace,‭ ‬because you trust in Him‭!‬” (Philippians‭ ‬4:7‭; ‬Isaiah.26:3‭) ‬No matter how dark or stormy or difficult the outward conditions may be,‭ ‬in your heart the sun can always be shining,‭ ‬the birds can always be singing,‭ ‬the flowers can always be blossoming,‭ ‬and all can be well and happy in Him‭!‬—Jesus‭ ‬loves you and will come into your life right now if you‭’‬ll just ask Him into your heart‭! ‬He says,‭ “‬Behold,‭ ‬I stand at the door‭ (‬of your heart‭) ‬and knock.‭ ‬If any man hear My voice and open the door,‭ ‬I will come into him.‭” ‬(Revelation‭ ‬3:20‭)‬ ‬SIMPLY PRAY:‭ “‬Lord Jesus,‭ ‬I believe that You are the Son of God and that You died for me.‭ ‬Please forgive me for all my sins.‭ ‬I ask You,‭ ‬Jesus,‭ ‬to please come into my heart and give me Your free Gift of Eternal Life‭! ‬Help me to love You and to love others by telling them about You and Your Love.--In Jesus‭’‬ name I pray.‭ ‬