A Robot and a Road
As Jesus was leaving the Temple for the last time before being crucified, His disciples called His attention to its buildings. He replied, “There shall not be left here one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down” (Matt. 24:1-2).
Jesus went out to the Mount of Olives and sat down. His disciples approached Him with questions about when the Temple would be destroyed, the sign of His coming, and the end of the age (Matt. 24:3).
After mentioning several things, He said, “When ye, therefore, shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place . . . Then let them who are in Judaea flee into the mountains” (Matt. 24:15-16).
There are three references to the abomination of desolation in the book of Daniel (Dan. 9:27; 11:31; 12:11). The one Jesus was talking about is found in Dan. 9:27.
The abomination of desolation will take place at the middle of the Tribulation Period and will be so detestable that the Jews will evacuate the Temple and leave it desolate for the next three and one-half years.
It will signal that persecution is about to intensify and the Jews in Judaea need to immediately run for their lives.
It is a statue that will be set up in the holy place at the Temple.
It will probably coincide with the Antichrist’s visit to the Temple and his declaration that he is God (II Thess. 2:3-4).
It might even be the same statue that is mentioned in the book of Revelation. If it is, it will impact every person on earth, not just the Jews in Judaea.
We read that the False Prophet will say “to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast (statue of the Antichrist), which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast (make it appear to breathe and move), 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. 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: 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” (Rev. 13:14-17).
Will it be possible for someone to make a statue that looks like a person (the Antichrist) by the middle of the Tribulation Period? Will someone be able to make a statue that can talk and order the death of all who refuse to worship it (idolatry)? Will someone be able to make a statue that will order everyone to take the Mark of the Beast? Yes, yes and yes!
Companies are making robots that look like movie stars, that expand and contract to make them look like they are breathing; that are warmed to body temperature; that speak different languages; that have their own programed personality; that smile, move their head, move their arms and more.
The military is making robots that can carry objects, kill, sink ships and more.
A company called Hanson Robotics has created a robot called “Sophia.” On the “Tonight Show” Sophia joked about her “plan to dominate the human race.”
At a UN meeting, Sophia was used to promote planetary totalitarianism (world government).
She recently spoke at the Future Investment Initiative summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where she was recognized as a citizen of that country. That made her the first robot to be a citizen of a nation.
When John the Revelator wrote about making a statue that can speak, 2,000 years ago it was impossible. Robots like Sophia are evidence that the Bible is the Word of God, the Tribulation Period is getting close, and as this writer sees it, the Rapture is even closer.
Concerning a road, a highway will be built in the future that will run from Egypt to Assyria (Isa. 19:23).
On Oct. 24, 2017, Saudi Arabia announced plans to build a new city on the Red Sea and a highway to connect Asia, Europe and Africa.
This could very well be the beginning phase of a highway that will exist during the Millennium.
I close with a reminder to readers that some veterans are asking football fans to respect the U.S., it’s flag and it’s military with a message to the NFL and it’s protesters by not watching NFL games on Veterans Day weekend (Sunday and Monday, Nov. 12-13).
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