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Did you know that the Bible is just filled with technology? [Technology, from the Greek tekhnologia] The Bible records that since the most ancient of times, humanity has practically applied their knowledge to fix their problems and make things.

[Agriculture (Genesis 2:15), Textiles (Genesis 3:7), Weaponry (Genesis 3:24), Tools (Genesis 4:2), Construction (Genesis 4:17), Mining (Genesis 4:22), Ship Building (Genesis 6:14-16), Fermenting (Genesis 9:20-21), Medicine (Genesis 50:2,26), The Wheel for Transportation (Exodus 14:25), Writing (Ex. 17:14), Tentmaking (Exodus 28:3; 35:31), Craftsmanship/Musical Instruments (Psalm 150)]

And, did you know that many of today’s technologies were foretold in the Bible more than 2,000 years ago? And, have you noticed with each passing advancement technology has been climbing faster and steeper up an exponential curve?

Where is all this going? Let’s explore just eight of the end time signs related to technology foretold in the Bible.

Sign #1 — Knowledge

Over 2,500 years ago, the prophet Daniel was given a vision of the future. Confused, Daniel asked the messenger angel for its meaning. The angel replied:

“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” (Daniel 12:4)

Daniel just couldn’t possibly understand these end time prophecies because certain events and advancements in technology would have to happen first that would greatly increase our knowledge. Today, a world of information is available at our fingertips.

What technologies have helped facilitate our massive growth in knowledge?

Sign #2 — Transportation

The Bible also revealed that, besides knowledge, travel would also greatly increase (Daniel 12:4). Stop and think of where we were just a single century ago when people traveled on horseback and rarely left their hometown. Today, people travel all over the world, and beyond.

Sign #3 — The Mark of the Beast

The Bible prophesied that the entire world will eventually become integrated into a one-world system of commerce.

“He also forced everyone… to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark…” (Revelation 13:16-17)

Those loyal to the State will be allowed to eat, and those who are not, will starve. What kind of technology would make this Mark possible?

Sign #4 — Evangelism

Jesus foretold that just before He institutes His Kingdom the whole world will have heard the Gospel.

“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14)

The Good News of Jesus Christ has reached almost every remote place on the planet. What technologies have helped make this rapid spread possible?

Sign #5 — The Image of the Antichrist

The coming one-world ruler will command the world to worship his “living” image. His False Prophet will enforce the worship with seemingly miraculous acts involving fire.

“And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down… He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak…” (Revelation 13:13-15)

What technologies appear as fire falling down from space? And, what technologies make an image appear alive?

Sign #6 — Population Explosion

The Bible foretold of a 200 million man army marching from the east, prophesied at a time when the whole world’s population was barely that number.

“The number of the mounted troops was two hundred million. I heard their number.” (Revelation 9:16)

What technologies would allow the human population to grow into the billions and so create such a massive army?

Sign #7 — Nuclear Weapons

The Bible also describes how in the end times the world’s nuclear arsenal will finally and tragically be released.

“The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place…” (Revelation 6:14-15)

While God’s restraint has so far kept those weapons at bay, these verses — Isaiah 17:14; Zechariah 14:12; Luke 21:26; Revelation 6:14-15; 8:7; 9:18 — foretell a nuclear holocaust will be unleashed that will destroy much of the earth. Nuclear weapons require the most advanced levels of technology.

Sign #8 — Limitations

At the war to end all wars — Armageddon — the Bible describes how all of humanity will be gathered to fight in one place — Israel.

“All the nations of the earth are gathered against her.” (Zechariah 12:1-3)

To gather all people means there cannot be people living in space stations, or on the moon, or other planets, which means we’ve gone as far as we were meant to go in space travel. And, tied to the fact that the rare earth metals we use to construct today’s technologies are running low, we’ve just about reached the upper limit of our technology.

Reflection

What’s so remarkable about the tremendous advancement in technology and the exponential pace at which it has developed? Today’s technology heralds the soon return of Jesus Christ.

Are you ready for the return of the King? Have you asked Jesus to be your Savior?

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Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones

As the Internet Evangelist at Lamb & Lion Ministries, Nathan reaches out to the nearly three billion plus people accessible over the Internet with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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  • This is a succinct presentation of truths many refuse to acknowledge. We are indeed spiraling toward the end, yet the enemy has us so enamored with the technology advances that many Christians are missing the point. As you point out, the tech advances, from God’s perspective, should be seen as tools to advance the spread of the Gospel, not to appease our frenetic desire for new forms of entertainment.

  • I don’t think “All the nations” literally means all the people of all the nations. Just as the United States now supports Israel does not mean every person in the United States shares this support, I wish everyone did, but not all do. So I do think we can have people on the space station, on the moon or elsewhere in space. I doubt there will be because once the Rapture takes place, things will certainly change for the worse. I pray that we do not change the present administration in the upcoming election because if we do the United States will certainly be one of the “all nations” coming against Israel.

  • Rev.11:9 Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations will see their dead bodies for 3 and 1/2 days and not allow their bodies to be put in graves.

    Not possible until Telstar 2 satellite was put into orbit in 1962 or 1963. Satellite television coverage was transmitted around the world. (all nations)

    • Revelation 11 is about the two witnesses of the Lord. 3. And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth. (“They are the two olive trees and the two lamp stands, and they stand before the Lord of the earth.” ) If anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies. (These two witnesses bear strong resemblance to MOSES AND ELIJAH, TWO OF GOD’S MIGHTY PROPHETS. MOSES called PLAGUES down upon the nation of Egypt, (Exodus 8-11) and ELJAH defeated the Prophets of BAAL, (1 Kings 18.)

      6 They have power to to shut up the heavens so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying, and they have powers to turn the waters into blood and strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.

      7 Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them. Their bodies will lie in the public square of the great city,(Jerusalem). Their bodies will lie in the public square of the great city….which is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt…where also the Lord was crucified.

      9 For three and a half days some from every people, tribe, language, and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial. The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and will celebrates by sending each other gifts, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth.

      11. But after the three and a half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood to their feet, and terror struck those who saw them. Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they went up to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies looked on,

      As representatives of every believer who has witnessed for Jesus, the two final, faithful witnesses are a picture of both invincibility, and vulnerability. They win, they lose, they win again. Truth remains Victorious….even though human channels fail.

      Their message…..and GOD’S PLAN march on in spite of death, for even death proves to be a defeated foe.

  • I am a student of the Bible and can see how everything written has come to pass, or is coming soon to pass, just as was written, and Jesus prophesied. I think the truth of the scriptures brings us all into a heightened awareness of the times we live in, of technology, and the alas the destruction of the planet by nuclear weapons, the soon return of Jesus. The depravity of man grows, and also the ability to destroy himself, just as in the Days of Noah.

  • I love God’s word. The Truth sets us free. Hebrews 4:12. The Word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any double edged sword, piercing even to the division of the soul, and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is the discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

    2 Timothy 3:16. All scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

  • Father God likes numbers, especially seven (7), and multiples of. This year is the 70th anniversary of Israel. This coming Passover will be the 70th since Israel’s’ rebirth, which occurs on a Friday. Jesus was crucified on a Friday Passover. Yes, the signs appear to resemble the fig tree whose branches are leaving. Summer is near. Right at the door. It would now be wise for all lost sheep to turn and seek their Master. His Blessings be with us all.

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