|Vol. VI Number 5||February 3, 2002|
We are living in the day when the prophecies mentioned in the Bible are coming true. We live in a time where technology and computer processors rule the world. How many times have you heard, ``The computer has made a mistake,'' when enquiring about a bill? How many times have you surfed the web searching for something? How many times have you been able to use a computer? Today we talk about gigabytes of RAM where just 10 years ago most computers came with 4 megabytes of RAM. Today on Crucial Technology's web site the price for a 512 MB memory module is:
|512MB SDRAM, PC133, 168-pin DIMM $133.19|
Just five years ago you couldn't even get something like this for any amount of money. Today with all of the micro miniaturization you can get 40 Gigabyte hard drives for a very reasonable cost Today we have the technology for embedded systems and are able to embed chips in the human body. Already it is being done to our pets as I am sure you have seen commercials on the TV.
What does this all mean with the Bible? Where does the price of computer memory tie in with Bible prophecy? All of the technology that we see today being advertised is mentioned in the Bible and it is now at a cost where the average consumer can afford to buy it. We are living in a day that would have been considered magic just 100 years ago. Our children don't know of an age when there was no home computer. Our children don't know that there was a time in the early 1960's where plane travel meant using a turbo prop plane. I remember when the first satellite was launched. Our children think that there has always been satellite and satellite dishes for television. Most people don't stop to think that the Internet as we know it is just a little over ten years old.
Today there is instant communication, document retrieval, mail, along of a plethora of other things that are possible with the Internet. In 1990 how many could sit at a computer in Philadelphia and get information from Australia or China? Could you have imagined doing this in 1970? Today a lot of us do it on a daily basis without even thinking about the technology involved. How close is the following?
1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15 And he 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.
16 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:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 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.
Today, there are many who love and even worship sin. Many who live for the lust of the flesh and all that is evil. These cover people from the rich and powerful to the common man on the street. The lust of the flesh is rampant with pornography that our children can view. (And don't be fooled that your Internet Service Provider will protect your family.) If a child wants to they can get anything off of the Internet that they want to. The Internet is a tool like a lock pick. It can be used for good and for evil. It can be used to spread Christianity and wickedness at the same time. Just like a lock pick in the hands of a lock smith when you lock yourself out is very useful, that same tool in the hands of a thief is a unwelcome sight. The following technology is available today to you:
All of these and many others are the same tools that are going to be used by the Antichrist to control the world. There are even banks that have no branches that just do business over the Internet. There are Brokerage firm that have no offices but do business over the Internet guaranteeing trades within 60 seconds. What you are able to do today would have been considered impossible in 1980. We are living in the day that has been prophesied in the Bible!
Are you ready should the Lord call his church home today? Are you ready to travel with the Lord to the far reaches of the Universe up to the third heaven like the apostle John? You could be ready if you ask Jesus Christ to forgive you of all of your sins and accept him as your lord. What is holding you back? The prophecies are true and when they come about those who don't believe will be left behind.
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