Blog Note. In the Bible’s book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ, there are numerous verses and references to the deception of men on earth and ‘false’ miracles. Elsewhere in the Bible, God warns man not to make graven images of anything on heaven or on earth. This blog author has written previous articles on the use of technology in the deception of men. I addressed this issue in my upcoming book. Genetic manipulation, video and voice digitization, 3D manufacturing technology, CRISPR, artificial intelligence, biometric scanning, computer green screen imaging. Revelation 13:14 indicates, “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.” Many peoples living in remote places, third world countries and other areas with limited education are not aware of the incredible advances that are taking place today in the technological areas mentioned above. During the Tribulation period, millions of these people will be easily fooled “deceived” by the false miracles created by these types of technologies. Merging several of these technologies together can easily create “an image of the beast” that can speak or act ‘alive.’ Any recent Hollywood block buster movie easily attests to the realistic imagery that can be created. End of note.
“Knowledge will be increased.” (Daniel 12:4 )
Six Man-Made Technologies Used by Satan/Beast/False Prophet:
- Global Monitoring, Biometric Scanning.
- Genetic Manipulation, Sequencing, Splicing. (CRISPR).
- Global Communications.
- Digital-Cashless Electronic Financial Transactions and Processing.
- Globalized and interconnected, networked data warehousing and information technology systems.
- Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), Robotics, 3-D Manufacturing Technology.
“Knowledge wil be increased.” (Daniel 12:4 ). Just like guns, these things are not inherantly evil. It is not the gun that kills, but the finger than pulls the trigger. These technologies are similar to the gun, in that they can be used for good or bad … depending on who or what is pulling the trigger. There is always two sides to the same coin. In the hands of the beast/antichrist, they will be used for extreme evil. They are used to facilitate buying and selling in the global economy, which is totally contingent upon people having a special mark or form of identification on one’s body (forehead or hand). These technological tools are used to propigate the endorsement and spread of false religious doctrines. They are used to showcase the beast’s murder of God’s two holy witnesses or prophets, throughout the whole world. The antichrist/beast needs a failsafe, technological system that can 100% accurately identify who has allegiance to him (via his mark) and who should be granted permission to buy and sell, through electronically controlled means. This isn’t done magically or even supernaturally, but through the man-made technology that exists at the beginning and during the seven (7) year Tribulation period. Some of these technologies will be used to deceive people who are not familiar with their capabilities.
Some of these technologies will aid in the creation and dispersion of the “image of the beast” (man-made, Rev. 13:14 … “saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast,”). These will be electronic, digitized, computer generated images (CGI) and 3-D manufactured models/statues that are made with an extremely high level of precission and accuracy of the ‘likeness’ of the beast/antichrist. “Just as in the days of Noah”, genetic manipulations will be practiced by international members of the scientific community (geneticists) who have taken the mark of the beast, and his allegiance. Any ethical or moral restraint will be gone from the earth. They will no longer be restricted to practice this science and related experiments on only animal genetics. They will be free to work on practicing human genetic manipulations and inter-species genetic manipulation and hybridization (chimeras). As I write this, attempts (experiments) are being made internationally at combining both human and animal genes. Technology is just a tool in the hands of the evil one, used according to his purposes.
In the days of John, the Apostle, there would be no words known to him that would be able to describe any of these miraculous technologies. All of them, were invented many, many, many centuries later. All of these technologies have only come to be in the past five to ten years. A couple technologies have only come on the scene in just the past couple of years! There isn’t even any symbolic way to describe them, other than…”In the days of Noah”, “make an image”, “deceive them by false miracles”, “make the image speak”, “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, or the number of his name,” and so on…
How can man presently, or in the extremely near future accomplish any of these things?
Consider, for a moment, that the only words that John the Apostle had in order to describe a car or military vehicle of some sort, were the words chariot or horse. He could only explains things in the context with which he understood them and was familiar with. Yes, the Holy Spirit prompted him to write, but he had to use words the people in his time used, and in future times, would most likely understand. It would not have been logical or practical for the Holy Spirit to give him or have him use the exact words of our times. John, and other future peoples, would not have had the faintest of clues as to what was being described, and the entire meaning of Revelation would have been entirely lost on them. God provides truth and accuracy in his word, and his word is not foggy, slight or unitelligible or meant to be misunderstood through the wrong use of terms. God is omnipotent and omnipresent, he knows what to say, when to say it, how to say it, to whom to say it and what he means by saying it. I truly believe, that as we hurtle speedingly closer to our blessed hope, God will increasingly shed more and more light and meaning on his word, in a way that people of our times will (should be) able to rightly understand. “For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.” (Proverbs 2:6).