Revelation 13: 11-18
“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.
It has been a while since I wrote about prophecy. Over the past few years, in the COVID pandemic to be more precise, we saw the advancement of the New World Order jump in leaps and bounds. We had an unlikely prophet in the form of President Trump sent to tell us what was happening. Many, well, a large part of us people, and especially Christians, had been coasting along in the ride of life, not really understanding that the people that led us and are still leading us were our greatest enemies on earth.
We have seen the exposure of the super political families that have dominated the political landscape in the US for almost 50 years, that they are corrupt, compromised, and involved in evil. Many, including Christians, did not like the message, and as soon as they could vote back in the status quo in Joe Biden. Sadly, many Christians do not realize or did not realize, maybe some of them have woken up, that they voted for the man who wants them silent and out of the way, a man who opposes every good thing that God loves, and he and those who run the government will do all in their power to silence our voices.
Here in the Great White North, Christians in a similar manner have voted in a corrupt and narcissistic Prime Minister who is leading us to the path of Communism at a breath-taking pace. He has already spent our economy into massive debt and is printing money at the rate that will make our money practically worthless; we may be there already. Fortunately, other political leaders in places like Croatia can see the man for what he is and called him out to his face in speeches to the European Union this week. He is a dangerous man, and together he and the President are taking North America on a path to China like Communism faster than we can keep pace with.
Now, what I want to look at today is just the confirmation of things that we see unfolding that continues to give us more and more confidence in the scriptures and the future that God has planned. This is a lesson about reassurance and trust; it is not designed to alarm us. I assure you that it will be alarming for some, but that is not the intent.
- Technology and the Bible, verse 15
There is or was a preacher named Chuck Missler, who was famous for talking about technology statements in the Bible. He has a one-hour video on YouTube about this subject. The progress in robotics and artificial intelligence in science is moving rapidly.
Imagine John seeing this vision; he is surrounded by the Roman Empire, a pagan religious empire. Everywhere he goes, he encounters idols. He sees statues everywhere, and in this vision, he sees a statue that can walk and talk. This is the first time he sees what we would call today a robot. I was just 18 years old when the Terminator came out, a movie about a robot that looked human. It could walk and talk, had a mission, and was able to learn human behavior and mimic it. We had barely entered the age of cell phones as yet when this movie came out. But here were these people telling us that humans would create a human robot in the future. One that could walk and talk with us; one that would take over the whole world and send a soldier back to kill the human who would try to stop it.
We are here; the progress of artificial intelligence tells us that it will not be long, at least as far as we know publicly, before we have true interactive robots that will walk, talk and interact with us like humans. It is one of these that will be empowered by the Anti-Christ and his cohorts to speak to the world about the Mark. It will instruct the people to worship the Anti-Christ, and it will appear to be very human, even to the point of breathing.
We already have AI working around us, companies like Tesla are making ‘self-driving’ cars, and we are seeing things like having robots doing intricate surgeries. Machines may begin to take over dangerous jobs like firefighting, deep-sea mining, and other high-risk jobs. Those of us of a certain vintage can remember the movie Robo-Cop. What happens when we take the humans out of the equation? You can see the push to get rid of the police or to re-do the whole idea of policing. This kind of mindset opens the door for AI to come in and replace humans.
From the context that we observe here in Revelation 13, it does not appear that the people of the world run in fear from the talking, walking robot. No, they simply obey as if this is commonplace. People are slowly being conditioned to accept the rule of AI, to accept the importance and the convenience of AI. We saw how small and streamlined the global governments became in the COVID mess. Seemingly diverse governments coordinated and scripted almost identical laws. They invented and used global tracking systems via our phones to institute vaccination passport systems that prevented some and allowed others. They fundamentally created two distinct societies: one whose ‘rights’ were preserved with compliance and one whose ‘rights’ were dismissed for non-compliance.
Well, we are back to ‘normal,’ they say, but that is not true. Governments got to experiment with the Universal Guaranteed Income. They got to see how it would affect their bottom lines, how it would affect employment and now unemployment; they got to see how policing would work in a lockdown situation all over the world. They got to see how the masses would react: who will follow the party line and who will actually think for themselves. They got to see who would trade freedom for safety, even if the danger was clearly manufactured by the government.
We are beginning to see that the death numbers reported by the CDC for COVID are lower than what we were told. Even though it is clear that the vaccines caused great harm and did not stop the spread of the virus, people are still getting boosters and will continue to get them into the future.
- The Mark, verses 16-18
I am not making any predictions or prophecies. I am simply making an observation. The COVID pandemic has been and is being used to set up the framework for this very event here in Revelation 13:16-18.
In a speech this year to the World Economic Forum, Prince Charles made the observation that many countries are so deep in debt that they will not be able to come into the New Green Deal that they are setting up, and these debts will need to be dealt with to be able to open the opportunities for all the countries to get in on the new age. As you are reading, the debt of North American countries like Canada and the USA is growing at astronomical rates; they are unsustainable. There are deep rumblings of a serious economic crash coming this year or in the near future that will make the 2008-2009 collapse look like a mere speed bump in the road. People will lose everything from their homes to their retirement funds and have nothing.
As far as we can tell, this is an orchestrated event that is coming. We know that debts have to be paid back; we know that one cannot constantly spend more than one makes and not have to go bankrupt. We know, but still, we always vote for the guy who promises to spend more and more. We hate fiscal conservatives because they just take the stuff away and balance budgets; boring.
There is a great push towards the Guaranteed Universal Income in a lot of countries. Here in Canada, it is growing; the Democrats in the US are pushing it and trying their best to get it installed before the mid-term elections. How will they do this? Via a new digital currency, one that will be globally accepted and cross political and cultural lines. One of the ways to do that is to collapse the US dollar as the global reserve dollar. Right now, if you want to buy oil, or commodities for your country, like food, you need to pay for everything in US currency. I knew about this as a kid living in Barbados; the government used to buy up US dollars from the hotels to use for trade.
One of the things keeping the US economy afloat right now under the $30+ Trillion-dollar debt is the fact that most, if not all, countries of the world need US dollars to do international trade. They must have US dollar reserves and have lots of them. But if the globalists, yes, some of the US political leaders, can get their own dollar to collapse, they can institute a global digital money system. They can use the excuse of ‘writing off global debts by creating a new currency.’ They are talking about it here in Canada, the US, in the EU, and in many other places. The governments will have complete control over your spending once we go to a digital currency.
Mr. Trudeau ran afoul of our banks here in Canada when he began to freeze even the digital accounts of the legal, peaceful protesters in Ottawa a month or so ago. He played out the bank’s game, and people saw for the first time what was being planned as the push to digital currency marched on. Our Deputy PM, Mrs. Freeland, made the freezing and seizing of digital currencies a permanent part of the Emergencies Act. One only needs to declare an emergency, and voila, the government can freeze your digital money in the name of national security. They can also limit what you can buy and where you can spend your money. They will have total control over your finances. This is what we see here in Revelation 13: 16-18.
Now, I am a pre-trib rapture guy. I do not believe that we will be here for the vast majority of this. But we are seeing the framework being built right before our eyes. We can see the plans fall into place, and we can see that God truly does know the end and the beginning. God told us about technologies that he knew would exist 2,000 years in the future, and he had a first-century prophet write about it. Jesus is coming again soon, but for we who are saved, we who have put our faith and trust in the shed blood of Jesus and the empty tomb, soon the call will come; the flight to the heavens and the first set of judgments will begin with us.
Are you ready to meet the Lord? You will meet Him soon either as a redeemed child in Jesus or as a rebellious servant who rejected His loving grace. The choice is yours. I pray you will make the right one.
God bless you,
Dr. Sean Gooding
Pastor of Mississauga Missionary Baptist Church
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