Light for the Last Days

This may sound like a weird sci fi script, but very intelligent and powerful people are taking it seriously. It is an expression of human rebellion against God and is doomed to utter failure and defeat in God’s time, although it may have its hour of apparent victory for a brief while in the time of the antichrist.

https://www.statista.com/chart/17107/countries-with-the-most-satellites-in-space/

This reminds me of the Tower of Babel (note the Hebrew word Bavel is used for both Babel and Babylon in the Bible). In Genesis 11 we read how humanity came together as one, to

‘make a name for ourselves’ and ‘build a tower reaching up to heaven.’  And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.”

Genesis 11.1-9

This project was done in rebellion against God, so the Lord came down to scatter them and confuse their languages.

God sees the danger of AI and the human potential movement, when He says, ‘Nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.’ Hacking humans and trying to turn them into ‘gods’ in our own image is really asking for trouble from the God who made us in His image. The fact that people are seriously considering this as a possibility is another reason why the Lord must return soon to save us from ourselves.

Powerful people, who are trying to bring the world together in a ‘digital dictatorship’ backed by technology with ‘surveillance under the skin’, are doing what the Bible says they will do in the last days.  In Revelation 13 we read of the world government of the Beast, given power by the Devil and born witness to by the False Prophet who brings in the 666 system to control people’s ability to buy and sell:

He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to 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. 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

At the same time, we see that a system based on computers, the Internet, hi-tech and Artificial Intelligence is vulnerable to going terribly worn and falling apart into chaos and confusion. Quite apart from the spiritual aspects that we have talked about in this article, it is vulnerable to attacks from hackers, cyber terrorists, computer viruses, energy shortages and human errors which can cause machines to malfunction.

https://financesonline.com/hacking-statistics/

There are also forces beyond our control like solar flares. A direct hit from one of these would knock out our global communications system and plunge much of the world back to the preindustrial state. Some have said there is a description of a solar flare hitting the earth in Revelation 8.7

The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.

Revelation 8.7
Solar Flare Activity Intensifies – Electroverse

Revelation 18 describes the sudden collapse of the Babylon world system at the time of the end, as it is hit by a great calamity from which it cannot recover:

After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”

Revelation 18.1-3

And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’ Therefore, her plagues will come in one day—death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her. “The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning, standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.'”

Revelation 18.4-9

God says, ‘Come out of Babylon’ and asks us to commit ourselves to the Lord Jesus Christ who alone is able to save us from the coming judgement on earth.

Both of the trends we have considered in this article are coming to pass in our time, the falling apart and the coming together of the world system. This is preparing the way for the glorious event which will bring an end to this age – the Second Coming of Christ.

Jesus said,

When you see these things begin to happen, look up, lift up your heads for your redemption draws near.

Luke 21.28

Maranatha. Jesus is coming.

Tony Pearce

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