Light for the Last Days

Hologram of Turkish Prime Minister

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan could not attend a party meeting in Izmir on February 2nd in person. So he sent an enormous hologram of himself to be transmitted to the crowd who went wild with enthusiasm as he told them to support him in the coming elections. In 2012 an Indian politician, Narendra Modi, made use of the same technology, sending 26 holograms of himself onto stages across the Indian state of Gujarat as he sought re-election. Manchester and Luton airports have holographic images to explain security clearance rules. The technology is the latest step in the ‘telepresence’ industry that is changing the meetings and conventions industry.

In a vision of the end times, the Apostle John was shown a political leader would arise called the ‘beast,’ (Revelation 13:15) and that an ‘image of the beast’ would also be present. He saw that this image would be separate from, yet likened to the beast himself. Verse 15 clearly states that the beast will be able ‘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.’ This image is clearly much more than just a statue. Is it possible John may have seen holographic projections of the beast leader, which could ‘appear’ as if by magic in multiple locations at once? Revelation emphasises that it is by deceit that the people of the earth are brought to worship this image and the Beast.

Tony Pearce

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