In the 666 MARK of the Beast and New Technology Updates Article, I highlight some of the new technology that we read about in the news; that is preparing the way for the coming 666 mark of the Beast economic system. As described in the Book of Revelation. (Revelation 13:16-18)
“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast (Antichrist), or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six:” 666
Another aspect to the 666 Mark of the Beast is the introduction of the “Image of the Beast”.
But before getting into the image of the Beast & the new technology that is currently being worked on, I’d like to give a very brief overview on Bible Prophecy.
The last seven years begin when the Antichrist confirms the covenant. Daniel 9:27 says: He shall confirm the covenant with many for 7 years. This covenant is mentioned several other times in the Scriptures.
Because it is called a “holy covenant” in Daniel 11:28,30, it appears to be some sort of religious pact, at least in part – quite possibly one that tackles the thorny issue of religious coexistence between Jews, Muslims, and Christians, and by which Jerusalem will be declared an international city with free and equal access guaranteed to people of all faiths.
It appears that this will also clear the way for the Jews to finally be able to rebuild their Third Temple on Jerusalem’s Mount Moriah and reinstitute animal sacrifices on its altar.
But in the “midst of the 7 years or three and a half years into the seven-year covenant period the Antichrist will break the covenant!
He shall confirm the covenant with many for one week (7 years): and in the midst of the 7 years) he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation [offering] to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. (Daniel 9:27)
Daniel 11:31 is a key scripture: And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.
It tells us that at this point, three and a half years after confirming the seven-year covenant, the Antichrist will forcibly enter the Jewish Temple (the “sanctuary of strength”), which would have to have been built by then, as it does not exist now. He will put an end to the daily sacrifice and the False Prophet, the Antichrist’s chief aide, will place in the Temple area something called the “abomination of desolation.” (Revelation 13:11-18)
Over 500 years after Daniel gave this prophecy, Jesus referred to it in His dissertation on the signs of His second coming and of the end of the world as we know it:
When you see the “abomination of desolation,” spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place [the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem] … then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. (Matthew 24:15,21).
This time period is known as the 3-1/2 years of Great Tribulation. It says 42 months in Revelation 13:5 & 1260 days in Revelation 11:3 & 12:6, which is 3-1/2 years. The Bible uses the Ancient Lunar Calendar of 360 days in one year, whereas the present Solar Calendar is 365-1/4 days per year.
Now going back to Revelation 13:14-15 “And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he (False Prophet) had power to do in the sight of the beast (Antichrist); saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast (Antichrist), which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
And he (False prophet) had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”
Both the Prophet Daniel & Jesus referred to the image of the Beast as the “Abomination of Desolation” & in Revelation Chapter 13:14-15 it is described as “the image of the Beast” or the image of the Antichrist, as the first beast in Revelation 13:1-8, is referring to the Antichrist & this second beast in Revelation 13:11-15 is describing the false prophet. Revelation 19:20 also gives a description of the Antichrist & False Prophet
REVELATION 19:20 And the beast (Antichrist) was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
So what is the Abomination of Desolation or the Image of the beast? There are various speculations on this topic, but when looking at Bible Prophecy, many times current events or the new technology that is being worked on can shed some light on how some Endtime events could possibly play out. Of course there’s still a lot of mystery to various aspects of Bible Prophecy, but in looking at the Image of the beast is there technology in the news that could possibly fulfill this prophecy or is at least is going in that direction?
And he (False prophet) had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” Revelation 13:15
Notice it seems to be alive & can speak as well!
Here’s some of the technology that is being worked on.
IBM unveils chips that mimic the human brain
IBM has unveiled a new experimental computer chip that it says mimics the human brain in that it perceives acts and even thinks. It terms the machines built with these chips “cognitive computers”, claiming that they are able to learn through experience, find patterns, generate ideas and understand the outcomes. This is a giant step forward for artificial intelligence.
Could a chip that mimics the human brain fit into an Android? This type of technology reminds me of the TV series, “Star Trek the next generation”
Data was an Android & looked & acted like a real person, but he wasn’t human! He had a computer in his head that acted like a brain, & he had many functions just like a human being. I always felt this was like a proto type of the coming image of the beast? It could walk, talk, & be programed to have all the knowledge of the world embedded in him. Plus the image of the beast could possibly continue to learn like Dada did in the Star Trek series. Of course the Image of the Beast won’t look like Data, but maybe it was a prototype?
Here’s another technology they’re currently working on!
Artificial Intelligence, Humanoid Robots:
Lab-made skin to create robotic clones of man The Zurich researchers have invented a computational method for automatically designing synthetic skin to match real individuals. “With our method, we can simply create a robotic clone of a real person,” researcher at Disney Research, Zurich Dr Bernd Bickel said.
New DARPA Robot Looks Human
The new incarnation of Boston Dynamics’ PETMAN robot, being developed for DARPA with Department of Defense funding, not only looks human but it also sweats to regulate body temperature, as the robot’s capabilities increase, so does its resemblance to a human being.
Will such a humanoid robot play a part in fulfilling the prophecies of Revelation 13:14-15?
Born to be Viral: Robot or human?
Tired of going to work? Then why not send a robot that looks just like you instead? Are androids designed to look exactly like their Masters?
Top Transhumanism CEO Says AI Singularity Will Go Very Badly For Humans
Promises of ‘immortality’ and a disease-free life have led many individuals to long for the hope of artificial intelligence and what is known as Singularity. It is essentially a merging of man and machine, the development of a ‘new species’ - a ‘borg’ of sorts.
And of course the warning is that you have to worship this image of the beast or be killed. Revelation 13:15
It reminds me of the Bible story in Daniel Chapter 3 where the King of Babylon Nebuchadnezzar made a Golden Image of a man & that everybody needed to bow down to it and worship it & if they didn’t they’d be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, believed in the Living God & refused to bow down to this image & as a result were cast into the burning furnace, but even the fiery flames couldn’t touch them.
DANIEL 3:25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
ARE YOU READY FOR THESE GREAT & FINAL EVENTS OF THE END? You can get ready now by receiving Jesus into your heart & study what the Bible says about these final events that will come upon the world!