Apocalyptic 'end time', Biblical Prediction, Covert Messiah, Epidermal Electronic System, Financial Identification System, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Revelation 13:16-18, The Daniel Project: Biblical Prediction
Are we here by chance or by design?
The Biblical record makes astonishing claims about who we are and what our end will be.
Since the dawn of mankind, apocalyptic ‘end time’ or ‘end of the world’ visions and prophecies have been recorded by ancient civilizations, from the Sumerians to the Maya. Today’s Pop Culture continues this infatuation with ‘other worlds’, ‘alien invasions & visitations’ with Star Wars, Star Trek, E.T, Alien, Close Encounters, Stargate, V and Independence Day. The list grows every week.
It is claimed that individuals from antiquity recorded warnings from visitors outside of our time domain, warnings that only the final generation would understand. Many are convinced there is overwhelming evidence supporting the belief that this final generation is living now.
Is prophecy after prophecy actually unfolding before our eyes or made up? While this short overview cannot do justice to what is a complex subject, it is up to the viewer, whether or not, to investigate matters further.
My issue with all is this; Israel seems to be intentionally trying to fulfill the prophecy. Does that mean that the prophecy was correct or is Israel just trying to give their religion more credibility?
It seems set up. Let’s take our holy book and try to make all it’s predictions come true. Are they making all this happen on purpose?
Lets break it down:
With the hundreds of predictions found throughout both the old and new testaments of the Bible, these prophecies in fact reveal an “astonishing panorama of future events” which appear to be, even now, coming true, like it or not. So, even if one might be a skeptic, non-believer, or even an Atheist, anyone who views the predictions from ancient texts will tend to come away with an unsettled spirit if, indeed, they truly hold an open and critical mind.
Biblical Prediction #1 and #2-Jews will be exiled, scattered and persecuted throughout the world and then regathered
Book of Deuteronomy ~ written 2,500 years ago
Many believe that the hatred towards the Jews can be found in Deuteronomy 12 in which God indicates that the Jews are God’s chosen people and also where the verse goes on to exclaim that “whoever blesses the Jews will be blessed and whosoever curses the Jews will be cursed.” When one begins to understand who, exactly, God’s chief adversary is, one can also then understand why hatred of the Jews might be a foregone conclusion to this proliferation of hate–it makes sense. Indeed, a well-worn word was crafted for this very thing which we refer to as “anti-Semitism.”
Not missing here is the fact that America, much like Israel, tends to be almost equally hated in much of the world, however there is one particularly stunning school of thought that deals with this as well.
The main point being, however, that approximately 600 years prior to the event, it was foretold in the Bible that the Jews would be scattered and persecuted throughout the world–which has subsequently been proven true as is the Genesis of story, which also includes the Jews regathering over 2,548 years later in Israel…an amazing thing unto itself and yet it was foretold six centuries in advance of the scattering and 2.5 millennia prior to the regathering.
Biblical Prediction #3- Within the last days, the Jews will be returned to their homeland
(Book of Ezekiel ~ written 2,500 years ago)
Anyone who reads the story of how the United Nations, often now at odds with anything Semitic, helped to create a partition plan allowing the Israeli’s to repatriate “their homeland” in 1947 and directly after World War II, might be astounded. Yet, as promised over 2,500 years ago, the Jews did eventually “find their homeland” [more like steal] after being scattered the world over, and resettled in Israel in the years following 1948 via UN mandate.
The unsettling thing to remember, within the above heading, is the phrase “within the last days.”
Biblical Prediction# 4-Israel will become the center of world tension
(Book of Zechariah ~ written 2,500 years ago)
It’s a known fact that in modern times the Muslims and the Arab world at large have always held claim to the lands which Israel now owns and occupies. But does the Arab world, in fact, have a legitimate claim to the land? Do the Native Americans have sole right to all lands possessed by the US government and citizens? Should we, as Americans, just give the land back? That’s ridiculous, most Americans would say, and they would be right in doing so.
The struggles for the land of Israel between Arabs, Israelis, Muslims and Jews have gone on almost endlessly throughout time. Indeed, whoever holds the land at any given time, it should be noted, is the one that holds clear rights to the land. Possession is 9/10ths of the law, as they say.
But as to the 4th prediction, can anyone doubt that Israel is not at the center of world tension in this modern day? When we view the history of this mideast region, these tensions are nothing new, in fact, wars of conquest have been repeatedly fought all the way back to 1,200 BCE with various Rulers taking and retaking and then losing the land that is now Israel throughout its entire history. It wasn’t until the British retook the land from the Ottomans, in World War 1, who had in turn seized it from the Syrians about 500 years prior, that the modern-day return of the Israeli’s to their homeland could be made possible. However, only after the genocide of WW2 and once again under a UN mandate, did the Israeli’s confiscate to what they insist is their homeland.
The fact that all of this was predicted by a man living 2,500 years in advance? Remarkable, once again. How could a Prophet who lived over 2,500 years ago possibly know this would happen and get it exactly right?
Biblical Prediction #5-The lost language of Hebrew will be restored to Israel, as with the shekel also, in the last days
(Book of Zephania, book of Ezekiel ~ written 2,500 years ago)
Language death or linguicide is an actual form of study in linguistics; however, the fascinating thing, for our purposes, is the fact that most instances of language death are rarely if ever reversible. Yet, as we are now learning, the Jewish people seem able to constantly find ways to bedevil prevailing conventions, and so it is with the Hebrew language.
Hebrew, as a commonly spoken tongue, died in the late antiquity period just before the middle ages. So, how did it come back? There is no singular answer to this question; however, experts place the comeback of the language in the time of the 19th century. The Jewish shekel, a form of currency, was also dead for over 1,900 years, and yet somehow found its way back into circulation in 1997.
The operative point here, and truly a goosebump-inspiring notation to be sure, is that the scripture in Ezekiel indicates that “in the last days both the shekel and the Hebrew language will be revived.”
Biblical Prediction# 6 and #7- In the last days, pools of water will appear in the deserts; Fruits, Forests, Vineyards and Olive Groves will arise from the dust
(Books of Isaiah and Ezekiel ~ written 2,500 years ago)
The desert that was Israel was barren of life for almost 2,000 years. So, how is it that what once was desert wasteland would later become a veritable Garden of Eden? Even better, how is it that for almost 2,500 years prior, these events would be prophesied in two books of the Bible? The several verses speaking to this eventuality speak of firs and the cypress growing in abundance, the earth being filled with fruit. What could not have been predicted was the vast increase in knowledge that has occurred in the last two millennium owing to the art and engineering of advanced irrigation and growing techniques.
Israel pictured above in 1865
Today, according to Wikipedia, Israel is a major exporter of fresh produce and a world leader in agricultural technologies, despite a landmass equivalent to the approximate size of New Jersey. Israel, unlike anywhere else in the largely arid Arab world, has become, in effect, an oasis in the desert.
Biblical Prediction #8-Man-made and natural disasters will increase in the End of Days
(Books of Matthew, Mark, and Acts ~ written appx. 1,960 years ago)
“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and sedition; these are the beginning of the labor pains.”~Mark 13:7-8
The key here to remember is that throughout all of history both natural and man-made disasters have always occurred in a diversity of places and times. However, the four predictions indicated here, and resultantly the scriptures, specify an increase in both intensity and knowledge of these events.
The knowledge comes to us by way of a now highly interconnected international web and media, along with the natural increase in populations of areas which were only sparsely populated in times not far past.
These four major types of signs include:
Environmental– including natural disaster, famines and pestilence, hurricanes, tsunamis and quakes intensified and rivaled by both the worldwide web and international media.
Wars and Rumors of Wars– Catastrophes that are man-made, specifically to include ethnic tensions between ethnic nations; civil wars, and governmental breakdowns will occur is a series of chained events.
Moral Collapse-Churches, governments and even society itself will exercise moral relativism unlike any other time in modern history.
Just in this sense alone, we can see a convergence of each of these types of events all seemingly occurring with both an increased intensity and frequency. But are we seeing the worst of this convergence now or are there even more horrible events yet to come?
Biblical Prediction#9-Lawlessness, Moral Collapse and Social Breakdown
(Book of Timothy ~ written 1,950 years ago)
As the Arab Spring has either toppled or is toppling empire after Mideast empire, while Islamic Sharia law takes a firm hold on the lands of the Mideast, we have already seen a panoply of Christian persecutions taking place. Christian crucifixions, rapes and even beheadings are at an all-time high in modern history, and this, just in the last five years. (Not that I am condoning these actions, but we have created this enemy and have done far worse to Islamic nations.)
In addition, for the first time in US history, the sitting leader of the Free World was declared the “First Gay US President” by a leading media magazine.
“Perilous times shall come – Times of danger, of persecution, and of trial.”
Meanwhile, western society is said to have become “post-Christian and neo-pagan,” says Jacob Prasch, which speaks to a prophetic series of cultural breakdowns unparalleled in modern times, but also, within the Christian Church.
“It was predicted, and it is happening now.”
Who, in truth, would have thought even only a score of years ago, that published government manuals of today speak to published warnings of the dangers of so-called Christian extremism and phantom Right-Wing terrorism, which in those days would have been so unthinkable as to leave any administration backing such precepts politically stranded if not completely ruined.
Yet, it is happening right now and right here in an America, with these same very belief systems that actually built America. Now, Christianity and Judaism are often being held out as both archaic and even reprehensible in many circles.
(Book of 2nd Timothy ~ written 1,950 years ago)
While an increasingly large number of Churches have, in the recent past, fallen under what many might term the slippery slope of feel-good religions, the number of individuals who have fallen victim to certain groups which they thought were Protestant only to later learn rather painfully that they were not. Financial con artists and certain so-called Christian Televangelists have turned the Church into a laughing-stock of greedy caricatures, while unabashedly begging for money, and sometimes even much worse.
These groups, while always present in one form or another, have in the modern day reached what could be described as a plague of delusions built largely for financial gain to the proprietor. The Bible refers to this period as “The Great Apostasy” or departure from the truth. “The man of lawlessness,” also a metaphor for the anti-Christ, who God will allow to deceive many of those whom are in search of a new Messiah.
“As the world strains under the weight of humanitarian issues, mankind will desperately seek a new leader, a savior.”~ Jacob Prasch
Biblical Prediction # 11- A Great Leader to Bring Peace Within A New World Order- and biblical prediction# 12-Resulting in one-world government, a forced financial system, state control
(Book of Revelation~written 1,900 years ago)
The words “A new world order” have been repeated more and more often in the last two decades by political leaders more than any other time in US history. Although author H.G. Wells seemed to first write of such an order in his book of essentially the same name written in 1940 which expounded largely on the wonders of Socialism, George H.W. Bush uses the actual term in a speech in late 1990.
So, how does this tie in with biblical prophecy? Many biblical scholars believe that several Revelation references to “One World Government” dovetail perfectly with the meaning behind the words “new world order” that can be found in Revelation chapter 13: 7, which states:
“The beast was permitted to go to war against the saints and conquer them. He was given ruling authority over every tribe, people, language, and nation”
Biblical experts further believe that the United Nations will be the organization at the heart of such power. An increasing loss of confidence in the world’s leading financial systems and then the various national economies faltering will cause the rise of a single world financial system. Coupled with a grand convergence of natural calamities and the terror that ensues will cause many individuals to seek security and leadership from both a political and religious leader who claims to have the answers to virtually everything “and they’ll get one.”
The man that the scriptures refer to as “the man of sin” or the “anti-Christ” who will act as a sort of “redeemer figure.” This individual will be able to bring together all of the world’s faiths via a political agenda and a “corrupted world religious system.” Many, in addition, believe that the country which has the greatest capacity to produce such a figure is America, however, this is not necessarily a given, all belying evidence to the contrary.
The problem with the advent of such an individual deemed as a one-world government leader will be the loss of liberties and democracy throughout the world, as the resultant absolute power of such a central government over national-regional governments will cause absolute corruption. This is where unconstrained tyranny will take over and man will once again be at the mercy of his own singular government creation, the world over.
Who or what could stand against such a power?
Here also is where a forced financial system, after numerous currency failures, and the much talked about “mark of the Beast” will be set upon each world citizen either in their right hand or forehead. This mark would seem to represent a new financial system or currency which is embedded or marked upon each person in order to buy or trade–which could now be achieved through existing digital micro-technology.
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.
Question: Why the ‘right hand?’
The mark or number of the Beast will be a financial identification system that the Antichrist will establish during the tribulation period. He will use the mark as a tool for controlling all aspects of society. The Antichrist will make it compulsory for everyone to have a tiny microchip, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) implanted under the skin of the right hand or on the forehead. The microchip will hold various amounts of data pertaining to each person who receives the implant. Right now, advanced technology exists to fully implement this system.
Everyone who receives the mark of the Beast (RFID Chip) will also have to swear allegiance to the Antichrist and acknowledge him as the supreme authority (God). This is why all who take the mark of the beast will be condemned to hell (Revelation 14:9-11). All who choose not to receive the mark will be unable to buy anything because cash, checks, and credit cards will all be replaced by the beast system’s instant funds.
Electronically Branding with Electronic Epidermal Systems
A hair-thin electronic patch that adheres to the skin like a temporary tattoo could transform medical sensing, computer gaming and even spy operations, according to a US study published Thursday.
The micro-electronics technology, called an Epidermal Electronic System (EES), was developed by an international team of researchers from the United States, China and Singapore, and is described in the journal Science.
“It’s a technology that blurs the distinction between electronics and biology,” Urbana-Champaign.
“Our goal was to develop an electronic technology that could integrate with the skin in a way that is mechanically and physiologically invisible to the user.
The scriptures further indicate that anyone who does not receive such a mark will be executed.
But then, how could a veritable primitive who lived almost two thousand years ago predict such a thing that appears relatively easily achieved in this modern day?
Biblical Prediction# 13- A Peace Treaty signed yet a military coalition strikes Israel, Tribulation ensues
(Prophet Daniel and the Book of Revelation ~ written over 1,900 years ago)
At this point in human history, the last seven years of the age will have been reached which some refer to as the Tribulation period. The long sought after and all-encompassing peace treaty between Israel and other Middle East states will finally be signed at the beginning of this final seven years.
However, the anti-Christ who initially presented himself as a man of peace and who inaugurated the agreement with Israel will break the peace agreement mid-way through this final seven years. Also, at this time, the Prophet Daniel states that the ancient nation of Persia, which is now modern-day Iran, will rise up against Israel and war will ensue.
Here, it would be prudent to point out, that the Islamic nation of Iran’s religious government leaders, not to mention millions of Muslims everywhere, believe in what is known as the 12th Imam or Mahdi who will come back to rule the nations at the end of time. In the prophetic texts of the Koran, this fearful leader will seek to wipe out the nation of Israel and its supporters while heralding a new age. Indeed, many religious leaders within the Islamic faith, including the theocratic leaders of Iran, believe that chaos is the only thing that will hasten the “Hidden Imam’s” return which is what the religious Islamic nation of Iran seems often enough to be hedging its national health upon.
However, it’s not just the nation of Iran, but rather the entire Islamic fundamentalist world which often seems intent in forcing its belief systems, much like Christianity, and law on the nations. Many believe that the Arab spring movement may be the final precursor to an Islamic Caliphate, a confederation of Islamic States which many Islamists are even now touting.
Could this powerful Caliphate eventually come to be the embodiment of the anti-Christ so talked about in Revelation?
The chaos of war, these Islamic fundamentalist leaders believe, will hasten the “12th Imam” return which could be why Iran often appears to be desperately seeking a nuclear weapon, and at any cost, in order to spark the return of the 12th Imam and initiate a nuclear exchange with Israel. “We are told by Ezekiel that Russia, Turkey and the nations of Soviet central Asia will come into some type of military confederation with Iran to invade Israel” but this attack will fail due to a type of “divine intervention” which will impart natural disasters ostensibly as the attack takes place.
Interesting that these particular alliances only seemed possible in just the last five years….and they were foretold over 2,500 years ago.
Biblical Predictions #14, #15 , #16 & #17-~Physical Signs~The Return, an earthquake which splits The Mount of Olives, water flowing beneath Jerusalem, the Rebuilding of the Jewish Temple and the East gate remains sealed
(Books of Zechariah & Ezekiel ~ written 2,500 years ago)
“And his feet shall stand in that day on the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall split in the middle thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.”~Zech.14:4
With modern technology, we know already that a tectonic fissure exists which runs along the center of the Mount of Olives. According to scriptures, the Messiah’s return will herald a great earthquake which both splits and moves the Mountain of ancient history apart. This will also cause fresh water to flow from underneath the Mount and towards the Dead Sea changing the entire environment. In addition to this, we also know of the fresh streams of waters as verified by archeologists indeed flowing underneath both the city of Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives.
But, how could an ancient prophet of over 2,500 years ago known of this tectonic fissure and a subterranean aquifer in the middle of what was a desert? Even better? The Biblical prediction that the Dead Sea will teem with sea life after this event unfolds.
The Prophet Isaiah foretells that the Messiah Jesus’ return will originate at the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, but will culminate in his descending down upon the Mount of Olives making all of these astounding events take place, sequentially.
Apocalypticists have long known and have established as a sort of bookmark in time marking the end days, that according to biblical prophecy, the event to watch closely for is the rebuilding of the Great Temple in Jerusalem. Remarkably, the cornerstone of this soon to be rebuilt Temple, weighing 13 tons was presented to the world on May 21st, 2009. The Temple Institute, which is a Levitical organization dedicated to the new Temple’s construction, has recently expanded its visitor’s center three-fold and continues to gather artifacts to be housed in the new temple.
All the pieces appear to be in place, but can and will it happen?
The East Gate
The golden gate, as it was also called, holds several deeply religious meanings for the Jews, which is largely why the gate was sealed back in the 1500’s by Ottoman conqueror Suleiman the Magnificent. Suleiman also placed a cemetery in front of the gate in order to keep Jewish Holy Priests from being able to enter or exit through the gate, as their entering a cemetery is ostensibly not allowed, which is part of the reason for Suleiman’s tactics.
The remarkable thing here is that, once again, the sealing of the gate and the fact that the continuance of this condition was predicted almost 2,000 years before the fact and continues to this day.
Biblical Prediction # 18~ The Kings of the East cross the Euphrates River for a great war
(Books of Ezekiel & Revelation ~ written 2,500 & 1,900 years ago respectively)
I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. 31 ~The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.~Joel 2:30-31
The Bible foretells in Revelation that the kings of the East, who many believe is the nation of China and or Russia along with her ancillary nations, will cross the Euphrates in an invasion of the Mideast and in preparation for war against Israel and perhaps Israel’s western allies.
The scriptures, in anticipation of this event, speak to the “angels bound at the River Euphrates” to lead 200 million man army. The remarkable thing here is the fact that going back through ancient history, at no time was there ever a population capable of producing, arming, and supporting such a massive army of men. Yet, in modern day, the Chinese army currently lists an active duty capacity of about 318 million men fit for military service, which is about the size of the current US population, if we include illegals.
Interestingly, and at the time of this prophecy of over 1,900 years ago, the population of planet Earth has been estimated at about 100 million people. So, how could an ancient prophet understand that the Earth would be heavily populated [enough] to support this massive of an army?
The Ataturk dam in Turkey which could block or restrict the flow of the river southward allowing such a massive army’s passage possible. Ataturk Dam lies just off the border of Syria. This possible drying up or stoppage of the Euphrates would also cause crop failures and incredible starvation In Iraq. According to the scriptures, this will cause one of the worst holocausts of all time.
But the Kings of the East will be gathering for a singular reason…..
(Books of Revelation, Matthew, Jeremiah, and Zechariah-each written over 1,900 years ago)
Yet another interesting note, this final war to end all wars appears to be in no less than 4 scriptural texts and perhaps even more:
For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now–and never to be equaled again. 22 If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.~Matthew 24:21-22
So which countries might find themselves in such a terrible coalition?
In the 13th prediction Ezekiel states that “Russia, Turkey and the nations of central Asia will come into some type of military confederation with Iran to invade Israel.” The scriptures seem to further allude to weaponry akin to nuclear technology. We further know that the eastern powers of North Korea, possibly Iran, China, Russia and Pakistan each has an arsenal of nuclear weaponry.
So, are the pieces of the puzzle now ready to be engaged?
Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.~Revelation 16:16
Armageddon mentioned here has long been a subject of considerable biblical discussion. The Valley of Megiddo does exist in modern times and is a plain located in Israel that has seen several ancient historical battles. However also, the scriptures clearly indicate that without divine intercession, “man’s days would be numbered.” a chilling thought when prefaced by the fact that these words were, once again, written at a time when nuclear technology was not even an idea.
And the slain of the LORD shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground.~Jeremiah 24:33
So, who will oppose these forces from the East and stand with Israel?
“Too much blood has been shed. All of us have a responsibility to work for the day when the mothers of Israelis and Palestinians can see their children grow up without fear. When the Holy Land of the Three Great Faiths is the place of peace that God intended it to be.” Barack Obama
It seems clear that Israel and the US will probably be standing together in these end times, especially if we take into account the fact that “the dead will lie from one end of the world unto the other”– the US arsenal seems capable of countering the combined might of Russian and China in a nuclear exchange. But why would these countries align themselves against Israel and America? When we take into account the fact that Israel seems hated the world over and combine this with the fact that the US over decades, has been seen by most countries as a weakening super-power–even unto its own leadership, then we can see how this scenario might, indeed, be possible.
Remember that Iran is a nation which is allied with both Russia and China, while also remembering that the Chinese-Russo alliance was only established very recently in history. But, will Israeli aggression against Iran’s nuclear aims cause these forces to gather? Or will an Iranian ballistic missile attack on Israel and an Israeli-American response be the keystone in this prophetic event?
And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the peoples that wage war against Jerusalem: their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.~Zechariah 14:12
If Israel saw a force of over 200 million men marching on it, what other avenue of defense other than nuclear technology, might be available? Israel’s population alone is only about 8 million people. Now, does this prophecy sound either so absurd or patently impossible?
Biblical Prediction # 20~ Only the wise will understand and escape;
(Prophet Daniel~written over 2,100 years ago)
The Prophet Daniel indicates that the scriptures clearly state that only the wise will understand these prophecies, which to many, must seem glaringly accurate especially at this point in history. However, Daniel also makes it known that “The Wicked” will not understand. According to both Daniel and Jesus, there will be a way to escape this particular hell on earth scenario.
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War of the Worlds meets The Day the Earth Stood Still. The Daniel Project – science fiction or observable fact? This 90 minute feature length investigative documentary presents an overview of a complex subject and has been hailed by many as the “best Biblical prophecy film made”
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